The ADA and Employers
This article explains essential employment-related terms and concepts in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act.
The ADA and Employment Service Professionals
Learn about the role of the employment service professional in implementing ADA principles such as disability disclosure and reasonable accommodation.
What Is the Americans with Disabilities Act?
The ADA defines disability and has five titles (sections) that forbid a wide range of discrimination.
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?
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.
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- Job Coaches as Accommodations (PDF)
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Ask About the ADA
- 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...
- Requests for Telework
Q: How does an individual advocate for an accommodation request such as telework when the employer says they can't do that if others do not have the same opportunity. Meaning, they do not have a telew...
- The ADA, the Workplace, and Emotional Support Dogs
Q: My dog provides me with emotional support. Does the ADA give me the right to have my dog with me on the job? A: This is not a yes or no answer. In terms of employment under the ADA, the US E...
- 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...
- How long should it take to get a reasonable accommodation for my job?
The regulations from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) do not specify how long the reasonable accommodation process should take. However, the process should be accomplished as quickly...
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