Birmingham, AL Attorneys Specializing in Disability Discrimination
The American’s with Disability Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability
Generally, The American’s with Disability Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, public accommodations, commercial facilities, public transportation, and telecommunications. The most common discrimination protections arise under Title I and Title III.
Further, if you have a disability, you must also be qualified to perform the essential functions or duties of a job, with or without reasonable accommodation. This means two things. First, you must satisfy the employer’s requirements for the job, such as education, employment experience, skills, or licenses. Second, you must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Essential functions are the fundamental job duties that you must be able to perform on your own or with the help of a reasonable accommodation. An employer can’t refuse to hire you because your disability prevents you from performing job duties that are not essential to the job.
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