Your right to employment and a job that is fulfilling to you is protected. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects this right.
Your right to a job is protected under ADA Title I: Equal Employment Opportunity for individuals with disabilities. As outlined by the ADA, “Title I is designed to create equal job opportunities and protect persons with a disability from job discrimination. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) enforce these rights and regulations under Title I.”
As an employee, you must have the qualifications to perform the essential functions (work duties) outlined by your job, with or without reasonable accommodations. You may ask for or be provided with equipment, devices, an accommodated work schedule, and more to complete your job correctly. Your employer is required to provide these accommodations, and more, for you. To better understand how the Title I affects your job rights, visit the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission website at the link below.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission provides a comprehensive and reader-friendly guide to your rights and protections covered by the U.S government, state, local civil rights commissions, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Click the link below to learn more!
Always remember that any questions you have can be directed to your care manager!