Americans with Disabilities Act specifically addresses the rights of disabled workers and the responsibilities of their employers.
- Employers may not discriminate on the basis of disability when an applicant is otherwise qualified to do the job.
- Employers are limited in what they may ask an applicant about his or her disability.
- Requires employers to make reasonable accommodations that do not present an undue hardship.
- Applies to all businesses with 15 or more employees.
- Complaints of discrimination must be filed with the EEOC within 180 days of the alleged discrimination.
- Employees or applicants may sue only after receiving a “right to sue” letter from the EEOC.