The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects applicants and employees from disability discrimination; it also requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to allow employees with disabilities to do their jobs. The articles in this section explain what the ADA requires and how it applies to particular conditions and situations.
Disability Discrimination in the Workplace: An Overview of the ADA
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects employees from discrimination based on a disability.
The Direct Threat Defense Under the ADA
Employers may discriminate based on disability if the employee would pose a direct threat to safety or health.
Essential Job Functions Under the ADA
The Americans with Disabilities Act protects only employees who can perform a job's essential functions.
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Can I Bring a Service Animal to Work With Me?
Can my employer refuse to allow me to bring my service dog to work?
Your Right to a Reasonable Accommodation Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The ADA gives employees with disabilities the right to reasonable accommodations that will allow them to do their jobs.
Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation
Put your employer on notice of your disability with a reasonable accommodation letter.
Is changing supervisors a reasonable accommodation for anxiety?
Find out about reasonable accommodations for anxiety disorders.
Time Off Work as a Reasonable Accommodation
Learn when an employee may be entitled to leave as an accommodation for a disability.