Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)was approved in 1990. The ADA allows disabled individuals to be treated fairly, not be discriminated against, and this Act opened up access to jobs and additional services they were unable to receive prior. Employers cannot base their decision on whether to hire an individual or not due to a disability. Employers cannot ask an applicant if they have a disability; however, they can ask if they are able to perform the job duties. In addition, employers must provide reasonable accommodations for disabled employees (i.e. modified work schedules, wheelchair accessibility, etc.). However, an employer does not have to provide accommodations if it presents an undue hardship on the individual.

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