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What is the American with Disabilities Act (ADA)?

Ruth White, MPH
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The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) covers employers with fifteen or more employees, including state and local agencies. It also applies to employment agencies and labor organizations. The ADA's nondiscrimination standards also apply to federal sector employees.

According to the ADA, job discrimination against people with disabilities is illegal if practiced by private employers, state and local governments, employment agencies, labor organizations, and labor-management committees. If you work for one of these types of employers, you're protected under the ADA and can request accommodations that will keep you healthy and help you be a productive employee.
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