The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted to prevent employers from discriminating against an employee or job applicant with a disability. But what does it mean to discriminate?
Discrimination takes many forms. Many job applicants have been rejected for positions because of their disability. Employees have also been barred from promotions and even fired because of their physical or mental impairments. Others have been harassed or singled out by their colleagues.
All of these are unlawful.
If you’ve experienced discrimination because of your disability, you don’t have to remain silent or accept the action your employer takes.