Laws Prohibiting Discrimination of Persons with Disabilities in Employment.

Posted by Human Rights Advocacy Firm on July 16th, 2021

The following laws prohibit discrimination based on disability in employment:
- The ADA prohibits an employer from refusing to hire, firing, demoting, cutting wages, transferring, or otherwise denying employee benefits in the workplace because of a disability. In addition, many state and local laws also protect people with disabilities from workplace discrimination. For example, the Human Rights Laws of the State and New York City provide protection from discrimination against people with disabilities.

- ADA prohibits companies with 15 or more employees from discriminating against people with disabilities or perceived disabilities. The New York State and New York City human rights laws additionally apply to all employers who employ 4 to 14 workers.

The ADA and most state discrimination laws protect only skilled workers with disabilities and workers
who are “considered” or “perceived” to be disabled.

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