It is estimated by the EEOC that more than 43 million Americans have a disability covered by the ADA. The EEOC has a broad definition of what constitutes a disability. In this video, learn the best way to navigate this complex area of law.
- The Americans with Disabilities Act or ADA…was passed in 1990…and applies to companies with 15 or more employees.…The goal of the law is to require employers…to provide employees with reasonable accommodations…so that they can be productive workers…even with their limitations.…At the time of the passing of the ADA,…it was estimated by Congress…that more than 43 million Americans…have a disability covered by law.…In 2010, the EOC updated the ADA…and as part of that effort…broadened the definition of what constitutes a disability.…
The ADA covers all people with disabilities…visible and hidden including a person with a physical…or mental impairment that substantially limits…one or more major life functions like eating, breathing,…caring for one's self, working, and walking,…or a person who is regarded as having an impairment…even if they don't have one.…When looking into the ADA regulatory guidelines,…it lists numerous physical…and mental medical conditions as disabilities…including diabetes, cancer, epilepsy,…
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