Friday, August 29, 2008

your rights as an employee with a disability

The americans with disabilities act requires employers to treat workers with disabilities equal in every part of employment.People with disabilities cannot be discriminated against because of their disability.

2)Employers cannot ask any question on the application that would give them information about your disability.example they couldnt ask would you need accommodations to do this job.

3)You can tell them if you want about your disability but they cant ask

4)Once you are offered the job you can ask about special accommodations you need on your job.Your employer can ask you for a letter from your dr confirming you need accommodations.

5)You have the right to all benefits the other employees receive.You cannot be denied health insurance

for more information call the disability resource group at 770-451-2340 or visit the website at

When you tell others about your disability you should anticipate misunderstanding and not be thrown off by them.Have information ready to correct the misconception.Try not to get defensive but be sympathetic about others point of view.
For more information on the americans with disabilities act of 1990 write to the
equal employment opportunity commission
1801 L street
nw,washington dc 20507
phone 202-663-4900