Guidance on federal, state and key municipal laws governing disability discrimination and accommodation, including who must comply with the law, who is considered disabled under the law, what are the law's accommodation obligations and when can an employer avoid accomodating. In addition, pregnancy-related accommodations, genetic testing and the impact of state medical marijuana laws on disability law are discussed.
This section helps HR professionals understand the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), including: who must comply with the ADA; what certain terms mean, e.g., disability, interactive process, undue hardship and more; what is an employer's duty to accommodate; what acts are prohibited under the ADA; and how do legal obligations under the ADA interact with other laws such as the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and/or state workers' compensation.
The following states have additional requirements for this topic under applicable state law.
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