Americans With Disabilities Act - ADA legislation passed in 1990 that bans discrimination against people who are having disabilities. According to this Act, discrimination against a disabled person is prohibited in employment, public accommodations, transportation, government and communications activities. The law forbids private state and local governments, employment agencies, employers, and labor unions from discriminating against the disabled. Employers are needed to make rational accommodations in order for the disabled person to do their job function.
Under this law, an employer is not needed to make logical accommodations if it presents excessive hardship to the business and needs significant expenses in contrast to the size of the company. Few examples of accommodations contain supplying a deaf applicant with a sign language interpreter in a job interview, adapting a work schedule to meet the requirements of a person who needs treatment or restructuring an already existing facility to make it readily available to persons with disabilities.