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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)—Overview

Title I of the Americans with Disabilites Act prohibits employment discrimination against “qualified individuals with disabilities” in regard to any employment practices or terms, or conditions and privileges of employment, including: application, hiring, evaluation, training, testing, assignments, disciplinary actions, promotion, medical examinations, layoff/recall, termination, compensation, leave and benefits.

Title II regulation covers “public entities” which include State or local government and any of its departments and agencies. All activities, services, and programs of “public entities” are covered, including activities of State legislatures and courts, town meetings, police and fire departments, motor vehicle licensing and employment.

Title III regulation covers public accommodations (i.e., private entities that own, operate, lease, or lease to places of public accommodation), Places of public accommodation include over five million private establishments, including retail stores and the wide range of service businesses such as hotels, theaters, restaurants, doctors’ and lawyers’ offices, optometrists, dentist, banks, insurance agencies, museums, parks, libraries, day care centers, recreational programs, social service agencies and private schools. It covers both profit and non-profit organizations. This part of the ADA applies to all such offices and businesses, regardless of size.

To read more on each Title of the ADA, please click on the links below:

Title I
Title II
Title III

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