Disability Discrimination

Disability Discrimination

Disability discrimination happens when an employer or supervisor makes an employment decision due to the employee’s disability. If an employee can perform his or her job’s essential duties without reasonable accommodation, the employer or supervisor cannot terminate her employment because of the disability. Both state and federal laws protect employees from discrimination.

Failure to Provide Reasonable Accommodation
State and federal laws allow changes in the workplace that enables a qualified employee with a disability to perform the core duties of her job. These cannot create undue hardships by infringing on the rights of other employees, impairing workplace safety, or requiring significant monetary expense.
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Effective Communication for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
The American with Disabilities Act states that people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind have a the right to effective communication. Businesses, government agencies, and nonprofits that serve the public must provide effective communication via auxiliary aids and services.
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Accessibility for Blind/Low Vision
People who are blind or have vision loss have a right to reasonable accommodations at work or in a work related environment and have right to other protections against discrimination. Employers who have fifteen or more employees must follow the ADA.
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Federal and Minnesota Disability Discrimination FAQs
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