We all are aware that people with disabilities face discrimination, segregation, and exclusion in most aspects of life. But federal disability rights laws can provide protection. Here’s some useful information on the employment disability rights for individuals with disability.
Employment rights for the disabled:
ADA, which is a federal law, offers protection to people with disabilities from discrimination in employment.
Disability doesn’t have to be declared to the employer for job application or getting hired.
It is unlawful to refuse to hire or promote, to fire or demote, to harass, or to pay less to a disabled person if they can do their job because of your disability.
Disabled individuals have the right to ask for “reasonable accommodations” without having to provide an explanation.
There is lawful protection from unnecessary medical inquiries at work.
Point to note: Private employers with fewer than 15 employees are not covered by federal disability nondiscrimination laws.
Source: American Civil Liberties Union
Source: U.S. Department of Justice