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The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended (ADA)

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Synopsis of Law

Title I of the ADA prohibits private employers, state and local governments, employment agencies and labor unions from discriminating against qualified individuals with disabilities in job application procedures, hiring, firing, advancement, compensation, job training, and other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.  The ADA was amended on September 25, 2008, to clarify and reiterate who is covered by the law.  The ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), Pub. L. 110-325, made significant changes to the ADA's definition of "disability" that broadens the scope of coverage under both the ADA and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act.

OFCCP shares ADA enforcement authority with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Compliance Assistance Materials

For more information from the EEOC, go to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ADA web page.

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