Americans with Disabilities Act Blog
signed into law by President George H.W. Bush. The law prohibits discrimination against job seekers and employees based on disability. It also outlines ways to accommodate those with disabilities in the workplace and in public. Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of Disability Employment Policy, Jennifer Sheehy, published a blog post commemorating the occasion. “The millions of Americans with disabilities add significant value and talent to our workforce and economy,” said Sheehy. “We at the U.S. Department of Labor are committed to ensuring people with disabilities – and all Americans – who want to work can work.” Also in honor of the ADA anniversary, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a news release regarding the Job Accommodation Network’s Workplace Accommodation Toolkit, which can help employers and employees understand their rights and responsibilities under the ADA and other disability nondiscrimination laws and regulations.