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Employment: ADA

Image of a binder opened to the fourth section entitled Economics. On the open binder page is a chart with three sections.

Text reads: Title: Economic Self-Sufficiency ? Employment: A D A. First text box: Disclosure. Employers may not ask about a special need. It is up to the individual to disclose the special need and provide the needed supporting documentation. Second text box: Accommodations. Reasonable accommodations are generally no- or low-cost solutions that the employer can provide to remove barriers that may exclude someone from employment. Third text box. Discrimination. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (E E O C) is responsible for enforcing Federal laws that prohibit employment discrimination due to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability. For additional information about accommodations, visit Job Accommodation Network. Additional information on workplace discrimination can be found at the E E O C website.

Individuals with special needs should be aware of their rights and responsibilities when entering the workforce. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal law that establishes equal employment opportunities for a qualified individual seeking work.

 
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