Share
Explore BrainMass

Americans with Disabilities Act

1) Write a summary of the employment law called " Americans with Disablities Act."
2) What are the 3 lessons from the act that help a new manager avoid legal problems?

Solution Preview

Use has been made of the material at the following sites:

http://wally.rit.edu/pubs/guides/ada.html

http://www.nolo.com/lawcenter/ency/article.cfm/objectID/A12C8632-3538-4497-AFB1D219C6FC732C

http://www.osbar.org/public/legalinfo/1001.htm

http://www.eeoc.gov/facts/restaurant_guide.html

http://www.insurancejournal.com/magazines/southcentral/2004/07/19/features/44646.htm

http://mil.ccc.cccd.edu/classes/business100/chapters/chapter10.htm

Summary:

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal civil rights law that applies to people with disabilities and protects them from discrimination. The intent of this federal law is to reduce barriers to persons with disabilities and provide equal opportunity in employment, public accommodations, public services, transportation, and telecommunications. The Act prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment (Title I), in public services (Title II), in public accommodations (Title III) and in telecommunications (Title IV). The ADA gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion.
The ADA prohibits employers from discriminating against a person with a disability in any aspect of employment, including applications, interviews, testing, hiring, job assignments, evaluations, disciplinary actions, training, promotion, medical exams, layoffs, firing, compensation, leave and benefits. In addition, the ADA prohibits employers from refusing to hire someone or discriminating ...

Solution Summary

Solution provides summary of the employment law called " Americans with Disablities Act," and provides 3 lessons from the act that help a new manager avoid legal problems.

$2.19