ADA Responsibilities of the Employer

Posted By Cindi

Date: November 12th, 2008

The Americans with Disabilities Act has the goal of providing equal access and opportunities to individuals with disabilities; it is not meant to give unfair advantage to the disabled. Employers are not required to hire a disabled person over a more qualified applicant. It is important for employers to be sure to provide equal opportunity to those with disabilities to both apply for, and work in, jobs for which they are otherwise qualified. It is also mandatory to provide disabled employees equal access to the benefits and privileges as other employees (including such things as training and health insurance), to assure the disabled are not harassed because of their disability, and to provide equal promotion opportunities for all employees without regard to disability.

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