The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”)
is a federal law that protects you from disability discrimination, retaliation, and hostile work environment harassment. The ADA applies to all private employers who employ fifteen or more employees.
The ADA prohibits disability discrimination in all employment practices, including hiring, firing, promotion, compensation, training, assigning jobs, providing benefits and other employment opportunities.
The ADA prohibits discrimination against three categories of individuals with disabilities:
- People with an existing disability
- People with a record of a disability
- People who are regarded as having a disability
Like Title VII, the ADA also prohibits employers from retaliating against an individual for opposing employment practices that discriminate based on disability or for filing a discrimination charge, testifying, or participating in any way in an investigation, proceeding, or litigation under the ADA.
If you believe that you have been the victim of disability discrimination, contact Atlanta, Georgia-based ADA lawyer Paul Sharman, anytime, at (678) 242-5297 for a free, no obligation consultation to determine if you have a potential claim or use our convenient email form.