Title I and Title V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990


Title I and Title V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
Title I and Title V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)
USA
A federal law prohibiting employment discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability (42 U.S.C. §§ 12101-12113). The ADA specifically prohibits discrimination in the terms and conditions of employment, including:
• Application procedures.
• Hiring.
• Termination of employment.
• Compensation.
• Job training.
• Retaliation (for more information on retaliation, see Practice Note: Retaliation (www.practicallaw.com/5-501-1430)).
• Harassment (for more information on harassment, see Standard Document, Anti-Harassment Policy: General Drafting Note (www.practicallaw.com/7-501-6926)).
The ADA is also the primary federal law governing:
• Reasonable accommodations of disabilities in the workplace.
• Pre-employment examinations.
The ADA applies to private, state government and local government employers that employ 15 or more employees. The ADA is enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

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