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What Is Disability Law under the ADA?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal law that prohibits discrimination against people that have physical or mental disabilities. The law is applicable to situations involving employment practices and business operations. For example, the law requires employers and owners to make any reasonable accommodations needed for disabled individuals to work.

Am I Disabled within the Meaning of the ADA?

An individual is disabled under the ADA if s/he:

Is a Major Life Activity “Substantially Limited” If It Can Be Corrected?

Generally, an impairment that can be corrected by glasses, medication, prosthesis, etc. does not “substantially limit” a major life activity. However, treatments necessary for a non-limiting condition, such as chemotherapy for cancer, may “substantially limit” a major life activity. 

Do I Need an Employment Attorney Experienced in Disability Discrimination?

Individuals who feel they have been discriminated against on the basis of their disability should promptly consult an employment attorney. Such an attorney will be able to help you establish whether or not you are disabled under the ADA, as well as help you with federal and state claim filing procedures.

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Last Modified: 01-16-2017 02:02 PM PST

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