Americans with Disabilities Act
What is the Americans with Disabilities Act?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life including education, employment, transportation, and basically anything open to the public.
The purpose of the law is to ensure that individuals with disabilities have the same opportunities and rights as individuals without disabilities.
How does the Americans with Disabilities Act effect hiring?
Before you begin the hiring process, make sure your job descriptions are ADA compliant. This means you cannot include any prohibitions on candidates being hired for their disabilities in your job descriptions.
Also during the interview process, be sure to avoid asking disability-related questions. Once you've chosen your new hire, proper onboarding processes can ensure that you're staying compliant with any laws, regulations, or requirements, ADA-related or otherwise!
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