Disability Discrimination

State and federal laws protect qualified disabled individuals from discrimination on the basis of their disability or because of a physical or mental impairment. A disability is defined as a physical or mental condition that substantially limits a major live activity (such as walking, talking, hearing, seeing, or learning). A qualified individual with disability is an individual who, with or without reasonable accommodation of their disability, can perform the essential functions of their current or desired job.

A reasonable accommodation is one that enables an employee to perform the essential functions of a job without causing the employer an undue hardship. Reasonable accommodations do not generally include displacing other employees or shifting work to other employees.

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