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Product Information U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's website on disability discrimination

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This website brings together information about employee rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Here are a few excerpts from the home page:

"Disability discrimination occurs when an employer or other entity covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, or the Rehabilitation Act, as amended, treats a qualified individual with a disability who is an employee or applicant unfavorably because she has a disability."

"The law requires an employer to provide reasonable accommodation to an employee or job applicant with a disability, unless doing so would cause significant difficulty or expense for the employer ("undue hardship"). The law also protects people from discrimination based on their relationship with a person with a disability (even if they do not themselves have a disability). For example, it is illegal to discriminate against an employee because her husband has a disability."

In addition to a variety of formal guidance documents, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) website includes a wide range of fact sheets, question & answer documents, and other publications to help employees and employers understand the complex issues surrounding disability discrimination. These documents are available on the Disability Discrimination section of the EEOC website that can be accessed through the "Web Links" tab above.

-Information taken from the Disability Discrimination section of the EEOC website viewed on 6/11/13 (www.eeoc.gov/laws/types/disability.cfm)
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This web site is maintained by the Research and Training Center on Community Living with support from the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services, the Human Services Research Institute and the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. E-mail weste050@umn.edu.
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