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ADA Laws - Your Employer Can't Discriminate Against You

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The Americans With Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. Unfortunately, sometimes otherwise qualified individuals are discriminated against by their employers, or potential employers, in violation of the law. Qualified individuals with disabilities cannot be discriminated [against in] any of the most common job situations – including the application process, hiring, firing, promotions, compensation, job training, and other areas. A qualified employee or applicant with a disability is an individual who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the job in question. Reasonable accommodation include things like: Making existing facilities used by employees readily accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities. Job restructuring, modifying work schedules, reassignment to a vacant position; Acquiring or modifying equipment or devices, adjusting or modifying examinations, training materials, or policies, and providing qualified readers or interpreters. An employer is required to make a reasonable accommodation to the known disability of a qualified applicant or employee if it would not impose an “undue hardship” on the operation of the employer’s business. If you feel you may have been discriminated against by an employer, contact a disability lawyer today to help protect your rights under state and federal laws.

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