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Employment

The ADA makes it unlawful to discriminate against a qualified individual with a disability. Private employers, state and local governments, employment agencies, labor organizations, and labor-management committees are prohibited from discriminating against individuals because of their disability.

Title I of the ADA, the employment provisions of the law, applies to all employers with 15 or more employees. It is enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

It is unlawful to discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities in all employment practices including, but not limited to:

  • Recruitment
  • Hiring
  • Promotion
  • Training
  • Leave
  • Benefits

The employee or applicant must satisfy your job requirements for educational background, employment experience, skills, or licenses and must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation. The ADA does NOT impose any affirmative action obligations on employers.

For possible additional resources, please see our resources page or contact the Rocky Mountain ADA Center through our Technical Assistance Form or call us directly at 800-949-4232.

The Rocky Mountain ADA Center is not an enforcement agency, nor does it provide advocacy services. The information and materials provided by the center are intended solely as informal guidance and are not a determination of your legal rights or responsibilities. All communication with the center is strictly confidential.

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