1040 Workbook Chapter 10

1040 Workbook Chapter 10 - 1040 Workbook Chapter 10: Civil...

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1040 Workbook Chapter 10: Civil Rights for the Disabled According to the Department of Justice, approximately 43 million Americans have some sort of physical or mental disability. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) defines a disability as a condition that substantially limits or impairs a major life activity, so this covers a broad span of conditions. Discrimination against persons with disabilities falls into five important categories: employment, education, housing, access, and transportation. Employment: Under Title I of the ADA, it is illegal to discriminate against a person with a disability in “application procedures, hiring, firing, advancement, compensation and job training.” The purpose of the law is to protect applicants who are otherwise qualified for a job, but are rejected due to a disability. It is not meant to protect an applicant who lacks the qualifications for a position. In addition, a person does not have a qualifying disability if their condition is short-term. The hiring process must be fair: in the interview process, there can be no questions about the “existence, nature, or severity of a disability.” What can be inquired about is the employee’s
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This note was uploaded on 08/08/2008 for the course PSCI 1050 taught by Professor Johnson during the Summer '07 term at North Texas.

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1040 Workbook Chapter 10 - 1040 Workbook Chapter 10: Civil...

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