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U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Disability Discrimination

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The laws enforced by EEOC against disability discrimination provide job applicants and employees with four basic rights:

Congress recently passed a new law, the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, that makes it easier for a person to establish that he or she has a medical condition covered by the law. Even with this new law, determining whether disability discrimination has occurred can be complicated. You should call the EEOC at 1-800-669-4000 if you think the law may have been violated.

A person with a disability must be able to perform the job he or she is applying for or currently holds, with or without reasonable accommodation.

If you would like more information after reading the frequently asked questions, see the EEOC's Disability Discrimination page and information about the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008.