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Disabilities (ADA) (including ADA (Disabilities))
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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 ADA. Most states have laws prohibiting disability discrimination and genetic information discrimination in the workplace.
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79060training.aspxDisabilities (ADA)Quizzes Americans with Disabilities Act (Quiz) 04/29/2019
79058training.aspxDisabilities (ADA)Training Talks Americans with Disabilities Act (Training Talk) 04/29/2019
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105236training.aspxDisabilities (ADA)Training Talks Mental Health Illness (Training Talk) 04/16/2019
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14948training.aspxDisabilities (ADA)Quizzes ADA--What Supervisors Need to Know (Quiz) 08/20/2018
102444timesavers.aspxDisabilities (ADA)Checklists Preventing Discrimination Against Individuals with Disabilities Checklist 01/08/2018
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102150training.aspxDisabilities (ADA)Quizzes Dealing with ‘Hidden’ Disabilities (Quiz) 09/05/2017
102148training.aspxDisabilities (ADA)Training Talks Dealing with ‘Hidden’ Disabilities (Training Talk) 09/05/2017
79497state_comparison_charts.aspxDisabilities (ADA)Guidance Interplay Chart: ADA, FMLA, and Workers’ Compensation Laws 02/14/2017
2155timesavers.aspxDisabilities (ADA)Letters Eligibility to Work with Reasonable Accommodation Letter 03/12/2013
1122timesavers.aspxDisabilities (ADA)Policies Accommodating Persons with a Disability Policy (Progressive I) 03/10/2013
78949timesavers.aspxDisabilities (ADA)Policies Reasonable Accommodation--Americans with Disabilities Act Policy 03/10/2013
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77659training.aspxDisabilities (ADA)Training Talks The ADA--What Supervisors Need to Know (Training Talk) 11/15/2011
89766timesavers.aspxDisabilities (ADA)Policies Antidiscrimination Policy–Genetic Information (GINA) 09/09/2011
16395timesavers.aspxDisabilities (ADA)Policies Accommodating Persons with a Disability (Progressive II) 05/05/2011
16399timesavers.aspxDisabilities (ADA)Policies Accommodating Persons with a Disability (Standard I) 05/05/2011
16397timesavers.aspxDisabilities (ADA)Policies Accommodating Persons with a Disability (Standard III) 05/05/2011
16394timesavers.aspxDisabilities (ADA)Policies Accommodating Persons with a Disability (Strict) 05/05/2011
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