Local Government

Essential Job Functions, Disabling Conditions and the Americans with Disabilities Act

Posted on Feb 21, 2013 in Local Government | 0 comments

Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of disability.  Under the law and the regulations developed by the U.S. Department of Justice, Title I prohibits employers from requiring medical examinations or making disability-related inquiries of employees unless such examinations or inquiries are job-related and consistent with business necessity. This means that when an employee may be unable to work because of a medical condition or an injury, the employer is entitled only to the medical information necessary to determine whether the...

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