ERIC Number: ED413724
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
Reference Count: N/A
Know Your Rights! Working and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Hall, Mair; Harris, Perri
This pamphlet for people with disabilities provides basic information on the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that concern protection from discrimination in employment. Using simple language, the pamphlet provides the following information: what the ADA is, who the ADA is for, who the ADA is not for, how the ADA can help the individual with a disability, definitions of terms, what is meant by "working conditions," who a "qualified worker" is, what is meant by "essential functions," what is meant by "reasonable accommodation," what is meant by "undue hardship," the individual's rights when applying for a job, the individual's rights after being hired but before starting working, the individual's rights after starting to work, ideas for reasonable accommodations, the individual's rights regarding wages and benefits, the individual's rights if fired, what to do if the individual thinks he/she is being discriminated against, the importance of making a record of any possible discrimination, the ADA information hotline, and the procedure for complaining to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Attached are summaries of eight relevant court cases and a list of suggested resources. (Contains 16 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. Center on Human Policy.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990