HOW AM I PROTECTED FROM DISABILITIES DISCRIMINATION?
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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits disability discrimination.
In the workplace, employers cannot discriminate against a qualified individual with a disability.
Employers are required to provide “reasonable accommodation” if it doesn’t involve undue hardship.
In order to broaden to protection, the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) significantly broadened the definition of disability, shifting the focus away from whether an individual has a disability and toward whether discrimination occurred.
Some states, such as California and Massachusetts have broader disability discrimination laws. Most states have laws prohibiting disability discrimination and genetic information discrimination in the workplace.
David Payab, Esq. from The Law Offices of Payab & Associates can be reached @ (818) 918-5522 or by visiting http://payablaw.com/