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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.
  • 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?
  • Disability-Related Inquiries
    Find out what (and when) an employer can ask a job applicant or employee about disability.
  • 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.

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2016 United States Disability Statistics - Employment Rate Gap
Infographic titled '2016 Puerto Rico Disability Statistics - Employment Rate Gap' featuring a bar graph showing employment rates for people with disabilities and people without disabilities within the U.S. population.

In 2016, the employment rate of people with disabilities in the U.S. was 42.7% less than people without disabilities.

People with disabilities had an employment rate of 36.2% and people without disabilities had an employment rate of 78.9%.

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2016 Puerto Rico Disability Statistics - Employment Rate Gap
Infographic titled '2016 Puerto Rico Disability Statistics - Employment Rate Gap' featuring a bar graph showing employment rates for people with disabilities and people without disabilities within the U.S. population.

In 2016, the employment rate of people with disabilities in Puerto Rico was 35.5% less than people without disabilities.

People with disabilities had an employment rate of 23.1% and people without disabilities had an employment rate of 58.6%.

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2016 New York Disability Statistics - Employment Rate Gap
Infographic titled '2016 New York Disability Statistics - Employment Rate Gap' featuring a bar graph showing employment rates for people with disabilities and people without disabilities within the New York state population.

In 2016, the employment rate of people with disabilities in New York was 44.9% less than people without disabilities.

People with disabilities had an employment rate of 33.0% and people without disabilities had an employment rate of 77.9%.

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2016 New Jersey Disability Statistics - Employment Rate Gap
Infographic titled '2016 New Jersey Disability Statistics - Employment Rate Gap' featuring a bar graph showing employment rates for people with disabilities and people without disabilities within the U.S. population.

In 2016, the employment rate of people with disabilities in New Jersey was 42.3% less than people without disabilities.

People with disabilities had an employment rate of 37.4% and people without disabilities had an employment rate of 79.7%.

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2017 Disability Statistics - Employment Full (US)
Infographic featuring text on top of an outline of a U.S. map along with a bar graph showing employment rates for people with disabilities and people without disabilities in the U.S.:
In 2017, the Employment Rate for people with disabilities in the U.S. was 42.1% points less than for people without disabilities. The Employment rate for people with disabilities was 37.3%. The Employment rate for people without disabilities was 79.4%.
Statistics for non-institutionalized population, ages 21-64.
Source: 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).
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  • ADA 101.2 Overview of Title I and Employment
    04/26/2021- This webinar is the third in the Northeast ADA's ADA 101 series. Intended for those new to the Americans with Disabilities Act or for those wanting a refresher, this webinar will focus on the employme...
  • Northeast ADA Center Year in Review 2020
    01/28/2021- While COVID-19 was certainly one of the largest stories of 2020, other ADA items of note happened as well. Join the technical assistance team of the Northeast ADA Center as they review the year 2020....
  • 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...
  • 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...

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