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  • The ADA and Employers
    This article explains essential employment-related terms and concepts in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act.
  • Employment Overview
    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.

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  • What about Covid 19?
    Q: What COVID-19 resources do you recommend? A: First, let’s acknowledge that coping with COVID-19 can be very difficult, and we hope you’re doing okay with whatever challenges brought yo...
  • 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 fu...
  • 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 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...

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2017 Disability Statistics - Employment Full (PR) - Spanish
Una infografía:
En 2017, la tasa de empleo para personas con discapacidades en Puerto Rico era 33.4% puntos menos que para personas sin discapacidades. La tasa de empleo para personas con discapacidades era 23.7%. La tasa de empleo para personas sin discapacidades era 57.1%. 
Población no institucionalizada, edad de 21-64.
Fuente: Erickson, W., Lee, C., & von Schrader, S. (2019). 2017 Disability Status Report: United States. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability (YTI).
Si usted tiene preguntas acerca de la Ley de Americanos con Discapacidades, contáctenos al 1-800-949-4232. Share on Facebook
2017 Disability Statistics - Employment Simplified (PR) - Spanish
Una infografía:
En 2017, la tasa de empleo para personas con discapacidades en edad laboral era 23.7%
Fuente: Erickson, W., Lee, C., & von Schrader, S. (2019). 2017 Disability Status Report: United States. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability (YTI).
Si usted tiene preguntas acerca de la Ley de Americanos con Discapacidades, contáctenos al 1-800-949-4232. Share on Facebook

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  • #Thanks to the ADA—Puerto Rico
    As we approach the 30th Anniversary of the ADA, many people are celebrating how far we have come, as well as reflecting on how far we still have to go. The Northeast ADA Center is part of the ADA Nati...
  • #Thanks to the ADA—NY
    As we approach the 30th Anniversary of the ADA, many people are celebrating how far we have come, as well as reflecting on how far we still have to go. The Northeast ADA Center is part of the ADA Nati...
  • Making Sense of the Numbers
    Recently, the Northeast ADA Center received an email that asked for direction in understanding estimates of the numbers and percentage of people with disabilities in the United States. The emailer w...
  • #Thanks to the ADA—New Jersey
    As we approach the 30th Anniversary of the ADA, many people are celebrating how far we have come, as well as reflecting on how far we still have to go. The Northeast ADA Center is part of the ADA Nati...
  • Teaching during COVID—ADA Considerations
    As the world continues to grapple with the risks and restrictions caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the school year is about to begin. Some school districts will offer classes virtually, oth...

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