I applied for a clerical position at a local church. I am a person with a disability and may need a reasonable accommodation. Are churches exempt from the ADA?
Yes and no. Churches are exempt from Title III of the ADA but if they employ at least 15 employees, they are covered as an employer by Title I of the ADA and cannot discriminate against applicants that are qualified for the position who have a disability. However, a religious entity may give preference to individuals of its own religion and may require that all applicants and employees follow the