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Americans with Disabilities Act

Legislation passed in the US in 1990 that was intended to remove the physical barriers and biases in places of public access and in the workplace, that had previously prevented those with physical and mental disabilities–handicaps, 'challenges' from enjoying the full benefits of freedoms guaranteed by the US Constitution. See Barriers, Disabilities. Cf Impairment.
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Amer·i·cans with Dis·a·bil·i·ties Act

(ADA) (ă-mer'i-kănz dis'ă-bil'i-tēz akt)
U.S. federal legislation (Public Law 101-336, enacted in 1990) prohibiting discrimination against people with disabilities and ensuring equal access to employment, education, public accommodations, transportation, telecommunications, and government services at all levels.
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Amer·i·cans with Dis·a·bil·i·ties Act

(ADA) (ă-mer'i-kănz dis'ă-bil'i-tēz akt)
Federal legislation that prohibits discrimination of services or employment opportunities against people with disabilities.
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It led to improvements to the Disability Discrimination Act - for example, it ended the exemption for small businesses, and it closed the loophole that allowed an employer to justify direct discrimination because of disability.
She was dismissed by a marketing and design agency, Promotion Line, and brought a claim of disability discrimination against the.
He brought a disability discrimination claim against his employer but an employment judge found that he was not disabled for the purposes of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
Mr Spare - who complained that the size of his delivery round was excessive - alleged he had been 'singled out' and pursued a successful claim for disability discrimination.
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Recent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission statistics indicating a sharp rise in the number of disability discrimination claims against employers indicates how challenging this liability has become for many companies and their risk managers.
Jordan Wimmer, 29, had her claims for sex discrimination, disability discrimination, unfair constructive dismissal and an unauthorised deduction from her wages dismissed by the central London employment tribunal.
Figures released under the Freedom of Information Act show the nation's four forces have received 34 industrial tribunal claims on the grounds of disability discrimination in the past five years.
If the employer fails to do this then you may have a claim against your employer for disability discrimination.
And officers taking action under disability discrimination laws have been blamed for the huge compensation payments - with a seven-fold increase in cases in just five years.
THE University of Glamorgan's Centre for Research on Workplace Behaviours (CRWB) is joining forces with Cardiff law firm Darwin Gray to deliver a one-day conference to employers and employees on workplace bullying and disability discrimination.

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