Job Applicants and the Americans with Disabilities Act

Authored By: EEOC

If you are seeking a job or are new to the workforce, you should become familiar with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), a federal civil rights law designed to prevent discrimination and enable individuals with disabilities to participate fully in all aspects of society. One fundamental principle of the ADA is that individuals with disabilities who want to work and are qualified to work must have an equal opportunity to work. This brochure, from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission answers questions you may have about your employment rights under the ADA.


Last Review and Update: Dec 10, 2005