Disabilities (ADA): Alaska

This item is part of Disabilities (ADA).

The information below should be reviewed in conjunction with the in-depth federal coverage of this topic provided above.

Author: Sean Halloran and Patrick F. Martin, Littler Mendelson, PC

Summary

  • In addition to the federal equal opportunity laws, Alaska employers must comply with state and local law, including Alaska Statute 18.80 and its implementing regulations. This law, which is sometimes referred to as the Alaska Human Rights Act,, makes it against the law for an employer to discriminate against a person because of the person's physical or mental disability. See Disability Discrimination in Alaska.
  • Some Alaska municipalities also have local ordinances prohibiting discrimination against individuals with disabilities. See Local Ordinances.