Employers Cannot Reject People with Disabilities

Employers Cannot Reject People with Disabilities

Employers cannot reject people with disabilities. Government encourages employers to provide reasonable accommodations for employees with a disability. Government specifies what is a disability and which employees are protected by the law.

The following employees are protected by law:

Employee with a disability

If an employee has a physical or mental impairment that limits their day to day life, they are protected.

An employee with a history of impairment

An employer cannot discriminate against an employee based on their previous disabilities.

An employee who the employer regards as disabled

This is true for employers and the employees are not even disabled.

If a disability doesn’t significantly affect a person ability to perform a major life activity such as walking, reading, bending and communicating as well as other body functions then it isn’t a disability that is protected by law.  

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