This guide is a brief introduction to standard disability employment rights. This guide is for informational purposes only, and is not legal advice. For questions about your personal employment situation or legal issue, consult an attorney.
What rights do employees with disabilities have?
Discriminating against employees or job applicants on the basis of disability is prohibited by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This protection against discrimination includes all aspects of employment, including the application process, hiring, firing, pay, and promotion.
Who is considered to have a disability?
A “disability” is an impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity. If you have a medical condition that negatively affects your ability to do activities such as walk, communicate, hear, see, or eat, then you may have a disability and be protected by the ADA. …Click to read more…