Disabilities (ADA): Delaware

This item is part of Disabilities (ADA).

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

Authors: Nina K. Markey and Patrick F. Martin, Littler Mendelson, PC

Summary

  • In addition to the federal equal opportunity laws, Delaware employers must comply with a number of state and local antidiscrimination statutes, including the Persons with Disabilities Employment Protections Act. See Disability Discrimination in Delaware.
  • Delaware law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant employees. See Pregnancy Accommodation.
  • Delaware employers are restricted in their ability to collect genetic information and test employees for HIV. See Genetic Testing; HIV-Related Testing.
  • Delaware permits the use of medical marijuana in limited circumstances. See Delaware Medical Marijuana Act.
  • The City of Wilmington has enacted its own code prohibiting employment discrimination: the Equal Opportunity in Employment and City Contracts Code. See Local Ordinances.