Information for Employers:

Since the inception of the ADA, nearly 300,000 administrative charges have been filed under Title I. Some of the questions that our research group has investigated are:

Summary of the ADA

On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) -- this country's most comprehensive civil rights law for people with disabilities. The Act prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment (Title I), in public services (Title II), in public and private accommodations (Title III) and in telecommunications (Title IV). EEOC is responsible for enforcing Title I's prohibition against discrimination against people with disabilities in employment.

The employment provisions are contained in Title I of the ADA. In addition to the provisions defining "an individual with a disability", "a qualified individual with a disability", and "reasonable accommodations," the provisions specify that:

ADA Insights and Employers

ADA Insights can help employers by providing valuable information related to enforcement of Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Its findings, based on empirical research, can help employers determine which strategic approach is better within a given set of circumstances. For example, research indicates that it may be in the best interests of both employers and employees to settle complaints through mediation and create a "win-win" outcome without the hassle and time investment of a lawsuit.

How Can We Help You?

Other interesting items:

*Information Briefs*

*ADA Guide*

*Kansas Law Review Article*

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