The ADA and Employers
This article explains essential employment-related terms and concepts in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act.
Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to many employment practices, including hiring and firing, and pay and promotions—and much more.
About Reasonable Accommodations in the Workplace
An important aspect of Title I of the ADA is the idea of a reasonable accommodation. An accommodation is a change in the way an employee works, or in the equipment supplied to an employee
Who Is Protected by the ADA?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects the civil rights of people with disabilities, but who is disabled under the ADA?
How to File a Complaint
If you feel that the ADA, or a related law, is not being followed, you can file a complaint. This article helps you figure out where to report the problem.
- Free Webinar Series (Part 4 of 8): Seeing Community and Building Connections with an Employment Lens
09/18/2019- Tuesday, September 24th, 20192:30 PM EDT - 4:00 PM EDT The Southeast ADA Center, Georgia APSE, and the Washington Initiative for Supported Employment (WISE) are working together to build awareness of...
- Free Audio Session-Employment First and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
12/18/2019- Tuesday, January 21st, 20202:00 PM EST - 3:30 PM EST Employment First is a value that every person with a disability has a FIRST employment option in an integrated workplace earning competitive wages...
- Party City to Pay $155,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit
05/15/2019- The EEOC's lawsuit, filed in September 2018, charged that Party City violated federal law by failing to hire a qualified employee with a disability at its Nashua, N.H., location after it became aware...
- The Bureau of Labor Claims Strong Job Gains for the Disability Community
03/20/2019- A Western New York labor force specialist said that the increase in the national employment-population ratio for persons with disabilities is the case of a rising economic tide lifting all boats. In 2...
- Join the Diversity Partners National Kick-Off Webinar on March 29th!
03/16/2017- The Diversity Partners Project, housed at the Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability, is bridging the gap between employment service professionals, job seekers with disabilities and business....
- The ADA & Aging Americans
08/10/2016- This webinar will discuss the intersection of America’s aging population and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As the American population ages and more individuals join the ranks of sen...
- Reaching Employers about Disability Inclusiveness: The Just-in-Time Program
06/08/2016- More than 25 years after the passing of the ADA, people with disabilities still face barriers and discrimination in employment. One key to bringing about change lies in creating more powerful ap...
- Workplace Bullying, Harassment, and Disability
01/13/2016- According to the 2014 Workplace Bullying Institute’s U.S. Workplace Bullying Survey, 27% of employees have current or past direct experience with abusive conduct at work and 72% are aware of wor...
- Issues, Impacts and Implications of an Aging Workforce
10/14/2015- The aging population is growing and the number of older adults in the workforce is rising, which presents multiple challenges to organizations. Age discrimination and the increased prevalence of disab...
- The state of Employment for people with disabilities: Opportunities and challenges
05/13/2015- In September 2014, New York began its Employment First Initiative to promote the integration of New Yorker’s with disabilities into the workforce. This webinar will examine the employment dispar...
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Ask About The ADA
- Essential Job Function
Q An employee has requested that one of their job functions be removed because of their disability. I think that the function is essential. Is there any guidance on how to figure out whether a job fun...
- My dog provides me with emotional support. Do I have a right under the ADA to have my dog with me on the job?
This is not a yes or no answer. In terms of employment under the ADA, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the federal agency that creates the regulations (Title I) related to empl...
- Are complaints to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission anonymous?
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the federal enforcement agency for Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Once you file a charge against an employer with the EEOC,...
- Are there any State or Federal agencies that proactively enforce the ADA?
While multiple Federal agencies are tasked with enforcing parts of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), they rely on individuals to file complaints to start the process. The ADA is a complaint-d...
- What is the ADA?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990. The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including j...