How ADA Protects the Employment Rights of People with Disabilities

People with disabilities are entitled to humane treatment and equal opportunities in employment. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) codifies this.

ADA defines people with disabilities as people with mental or physical impairments that significantly limit their ability to engage in life activities. Life activities refers to everyday activities people do like standing, walking, lifting, eating, sleeping, and thinking. It also includes sensory-related activities like speaking, seeing, and hearing as well as tasks like working, reading, and learning. Also included in the definition of people with disabilities are those who have histories or records of such impairments and people perceived by others to have those impairments.

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