jMany people talk frequently these days about the Americans with disabilities act and I will add that the act has been amended to be effective on January 1st of 2009 and so it is now called the Americans with disabilities act, amendments act of 2008. In the employment arena in White Plains, NY it prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of disability. The Issue for the ADA and the act as amended is that the definition of disability is not always as clear as people might think. The act has been amended to make the coverage broader, so that more employees can come within the ambient or the act but one shouldn’t think because there is particular diagnosis that one has a disability under the act. I will add that there are several different definitions that bring the person within the coverage of the act., Including, the fact that the employer may regard the individual as having a disability, when in fact the individual does not have a disability or the employer may know of a history that the employee has of a disability and that action and adverse employment action based on some sort of history of disability is also prohibited by the act.
This informational blog post was provided by Jane Gould, an experienced White Plains, New York Employment Attorney.