What Are Some Facts About American Disability Rights Law?


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Some facts about American disability rights law include the inability for employers to ask medical questions unless the employee is asking for special support, the inability to ask medical questions when interviewing a potential employee and the requirement to offer reasonable accommodation if the disabled person needs it, notes the United States Department of Labor (DOL). Other disability rights law includes not discriminating against a person with a disability when it comes to housing with landlords unable to ask about medical conditions dealing with disabilities.

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is what protects those with disabilities and ensures their continued freedoms in many areas of life including the aforementioned housing and employment areas as well as communications, government activities and transportation areas, the DOL notes. The ADA was created in 1990 by Congress.

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