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ACCOMMODATION AND ANTI-DISCRIMINATION UNDER THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

The Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") prohibits employers from discriminating against "a qualified individual on the basis of disability in regard to job application procedures, the hiring, advancement, or discharge of employees, employee compensation, job training, and other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment." 

Discrimination under the ADA includes an employer's failure to make "reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or employee . . . .". Further, "[a]n employer may not retaliate against an employee for opposing any employment practice made unlawful by the ADA." 

Contact us for a free consultation if you are an employer attempting to become compliant with the ADA or if you are an employee seeking a reasonable accommodation.