Americans With Disability Act

Black's Law Dictionary Definition

A federal statute prohibiting discrimination against the disabled in employment, public transportation, telecommunications services, and public accommodations and services operated by private entities.

See also: Employment, Labor and Employment

The Americans with Disability Act (ADA) passed in 1990 by President George H. W. Bush. Some amended changes were made in 2008 and went effective in 2009. The law covers all who have a disability from being discriminated because of that disability. American with Disability Act

An individual with a disability is defined by the ADA as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment. The ADA does not specifically name all the impairments that are covered.

An employer is required to provide qualified individuals with disabilities an equal opportunity to benefit from the full range of employment-related opportunities available to others. Employers must make reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities.


Contact David Whipple of The Whipple Law Firm, P.C. if you feel as though you have been discriminated because of your disability. Call today for a 30-minute free consultation, (816) 842-6411, or send a message.

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