HR & Recruiting Glossary
This glossary will support any HR professional, business owner, or hiring manager. Here you will be able to find the knowledge of key terms and concepts shaping the hiring world.
Americans with Disabilities Act
What is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?
The Americans with Disabilities Act 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.
What is the purpose of the ADA?
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 affect 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.
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!