Do you know the rights of disabled workers? If you are disabled, you are among 17% of the working population with a disability. The provisions of Title I of the Americas with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) apply to state and local governments, employment agencies, and labor unions. When the title went into effect, employers with 25 or more employees were covered starting mid-year in 1992. Just two years later, employers with 15 employees or less were covered starting July 1994. However, employment practices of state and local governments of any size stated coverage by Title II of the ADA, which took effect in 1992.

Do you know what practices are covered by the ADA nondiscrimination requirements? Discrimination is strictly prohibited in all employment practices, including application for employment, hiring, termination, promotions, compensation, training, and other terms or conditions of employment. It also applies to recruitment, advertising, tenure, layoff, lea