On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law, making it illegal for employers to discriminate against qualified job applicants and employees based on their physical or mental disabilities. The law also requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees who need them because of their disabilities, unless doing so would cause undue hardship.
EEOC is proud to be a leader in advancing opportunity for people with disabilities. To honor the ADA’s 26th anniversary, we invite you to check out our disability discrimination page for helpful information about disability rights and responsibilities and how EEOC is helping people with disabilities in the workplace. Let this web page be your guide to learning more about your rights and responsibilities at work.
For more information, go to www.eeoc.gov.