The ADA and Employment

People with disabilities have the right to competitive, integrated employment free from discrimination.

Group of employees with a variety of skin tones sit at a conference table. A person using a wheelchair speaks with a person using a cane.People with disabilities have the right to be free from discrimination in employment in the hiring process, during employment, and in the termination of employment.  An employer is not allowed to ask a job applicant whether they have a disability or ask questions meant to elicit information about whether the applicant has a disability. Once hired, an employee cannot take an adverse action against an employee on the basis that the employer knows or suspects that the employee has a disability.  An employee with a disability has the right to reasonable accommodations that are necessary due to a disability so long as the employee is still able to perform the essential functions of the job. Examples of reasonable accommodations include assistive technology like talk-to-text software, taking additional breaks to relieve pain or handle medical issues, or providing a sign language interpreter.

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Disability Rights Center – New Hampshire is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating barriers for people with disabilities across New Hampshire. DRC is the federally designated protection and advocacy agency for New Hampshire and has authority under federal law to conduct investigations in cases of probable abuse or neglect.

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