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    The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

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    The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) was designed to protect workers with disabilities against employer discrimination. Discuss the following:

    * In actual practice, how well does the Act achieve this goal? Explain. Support your answer with examples from recent court decisions

    Selected Recent Case Law Under the ADA:

    Siekaniec v. Columbia Gas Company, 2002 U.S. App. LEXIS 21091 (6th Cir. Oct. 4, 2002) Not Recommended for Publication


    * Discuss the rights of an employee and the legal obligations of a manager.
    * Apply critical thinking skills to analyze business situations.
    * Use effective communication techniques.

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    The Americans with Disabilities Acts (ADA):

    The ADA aims to eliminate discrimination against people with disabilities. It gives strong enforcement standards that will help them to achieve their goals. Under this act, the person with a disability is an individual who; has a physical or mental impairment that causes him to not to be able to performs life's major activities, they should have records of the impairment and they should be regarded as having such impairments.

    How well the Act achieves their goal :

    The ADA has a national Network that provides information, guidance and training to meet the needs of the business. The providing of personalized local assistance to ensure that ADA is implemented when needed. It should not enforce the laws on the people since it will be rejected. This will in the end enable the people with disabilities to live a comfortable life. It is applicable in the hiring, appraising and promoting of the employees in the organization. By imposing the obligations to government, private sector employers the Act will be complied to and the rights of the employees will be respected (Americans With, 2011).

    Since the Act is imposed on the business workplace it should be applied in the hiring process so that no discrimination is made present in the acquiring of new employees in the organization. ...

    Solution Summary

    The Americans with Disabilities Act is examined.