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Understanding the ABC’s of the ADA and the FMLA



The two major laws that exist to ensure that anyone with a disability or anyone dealing with a health crisis is not discriminated against are the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act. Listed below are the things you must know in order to understand and effectively deal with job discrimination. While the policies don’t change daily, weekly or even monthly, please be aware that laws and regulations do change and that you should contact your National EEOC and/or Department of Labor for up to date information. Consulting with an attorney who is knowledgeable in the area of disability law can help to ensure the validity of an employee’s suspected discrimination.

Be sure of the validity of your discrimination by understanding what qualifies as discrimination or ADA violations and other terms and conditions of employment.

Read more about the Americans with Disabilities Act
Read more about the Family and Medical Leave Act