Disabilities (ADA) (including ADA (Disabilities))
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits
disability discrimination. In the workplace, employers cannot discriminate
against a qualified individual with a disability. Reasonable accommodation
by employers is required absent undue hardship. The ADA Amendments
Act of 2008 (ADAAA) and its regulations significantly broadened
the definition of disability, shifting the focus away from whether an individual
has a disability and toward whether discrimination occurred.
The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) prohibits
genetic information discrimination against employees or job applicants.
Some states, such as California and Massachusetts have broader
disability discrimination laws. Many states, including Texas, have laws that
mirror the amended the ADA. Most states have laws prohibiting disability discrimination
and genetic information discrimination in the workplace.
Summary for [Your State]