The Americans with Disabilities Act, also known as the ADA, is a federal law that prohibits discrimination against an individual because of his or her disability. The protections under the ADA do not apply to every person or every situation. A person must be a qualified individual with a disability, as defined by the ADA, in order to be eligible for an employment ADA claim.

What are the remedies under the ADA?

An employee who prevails in an ADA disability discrimination claim may recover back pay, front pay, lost benefits, compensatory damages for emotion distress and […]

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How can an ADA claim be proved?

Merely because an employee is a qualified individual with a disability doesn’t mean that he or she has a claim for disability discrimination. […]

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What is an “undue hardship”?

The duty to accommodate does not apply to an employer who can demonstrate that the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation […]

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What is a “reasonable accommodation”?

Under the ADA, an employer is also obligated to provide reasonable accommodations to employees and job applicants for their known physical or mental limitations. […]

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Who is a “qualified individual”?

A qualified individual is a person who is able to perform the essential functions of his or her job with or without reasonable accommodation. […]

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What is a disability?

The ADA defines a disability as a physical or mental impairment that substantially interferes with one or more major life functions. Under the […]

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