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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodation, communications, and activities of state and local government. The Act was signed into law in 1990 but its various elements come into force on different dates including:

* State and local Government activities, January 26, 1992.
* Employers with 25 or more workers, July 26, 1992.
* Employers with 15 or more workers, July 26, 1994.

The Act requires that employers, employment agencies, labour organizations and joint labour-management committees must:

Have non-discriminatory application procedures, qualification standards, and selection criteria and in all other terms and conditions of employment.

Make reasonable accommodation to the known limitations of a qualified applicant or employee unless to do so would cause an undue hardship.

The bill makes exceptions regarding the employment of a person with a contagious disease, a person who illegally uses drugs or alcohol, employment of someone by a religious entity, and private membership clubs. (Source: US Department of Labor)

See also:

Gender
Gender Discrimination
Best Practice
Affirmative Action
Ageism
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Employee Analysis
Employee Demand
Direct Discrimination
Disability
Disability Discrimination Act - Australia
Disability Discrimination Act - UK
Equal Access
Equal Chance
Equality Act (UK)
Equal Opportunity Policy
Diversity
Institutionalized Racism

Based on the glossary section of Human Resource Management, 4th edition.

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Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management, 4th edition
by Alan Price
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Fundamentals of Human Resource Management

Fundamentals of Human Resource Management
 Shortened version of Human Resource Management - concise analysis for non-specialists and one-semester courses.
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