Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Before the Americans with Disabilities Act became law, people with disabilities had no protection in the workplace.

With the passage in 1990 of ADA, disabled people were given employment rights. Employment lawyers at the Employment Law Office of Colorado, a Denver law firm represents both sides in ADA cases.

Who Is Covered by ADA?

  • Anyone with a limiting mental or physical disability
  • Anyone who has a history of impairment
  • Anyone who is regarded as having such an impairment

The law specifically prohibits employers, state and local governments, employment agencies, and labor unions from discriminating against qualified disabled individuals in applying, hiring, firing, advancement, compensation, training and any other aspect of employment.

Disability Defined

The World Health Organization defines disability as a restriction or lack of ability to perform an activity in the manner or within the range considered normal for a human being.

Requirements of Both Employers and Employees

Employers are required to make “reasonable accommodations” for persons with disabilities. This may mean making facilities more accessible, restructuring the job, or acquiring equipment to facilitate work. Employees must inform employers of their disability, usually requiring a letter from a physician describing defining the limitations of the disability.

Colorado Attorney for Americans With Disabilities Act Violations

If you have been wrongfully terminated or suffered any other adverse experience because of your disability, you may seek compensation. Contact Denver ADA discrimination attorneys at the Employment Law Office of Colorado.