Know Your Rights under the ADA

The Americans with Disabilities Act and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act prohibit employers from firing, demoting, refusing to hire or promote a qualified individual with disabilities on the basis of disability.  These laws also require employers to provide reasonable accommodations.

Please follow the links below to learn more about your employment rights under the ADA.

What is discrimination under the ADA?
Do I qualify as Disabled under the ADA?
Am I qualified for the job?
What is a reasonable accommodation?
What is the interactive process?

How do I request an accommodation?
Sample accommodations request letter
How do I bring a claim under the ADA or PHRA?

Is my employer allowed to ask about my medical condition?
Can my employer require no restrictions to return to work?
What is the direct threat defense?

Note: This information does not constitute legal advice. The law is constantly changing and application of the ADA depends on the specific circumstances of each case. Consult an attorney when faced with legal issues.


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