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Can an employer ask questions about a job applicant's disability?

Getting a good job is not always easy and often takes persistence. If there is one thing that almost everyone wants, it is a fair chance to succeed in the workplace. As a potential employee, you want to be judged on your ability to do a job. And if you have a disability, you fear that it may be counted against you when you apply for a job.

Employers cannot terminate workers for reporting safety issues

When you are at your place of employment, there are state and federal regulations in place to help ensure that you enjoy many important protections. Some of these regulations were created specifically to help keep workers from getting hurt while on the job.

Disabled workers and the interactive process

If you are familiar with the ADA or the FEHA, you are probably familiar with the phrase "reasonable accommodation." This phrase refers to the legal requirement that employers have to make changes to a work environment that facilitate a disabled individual's ability to perform the functions of a job. It can include things like adding more handicapped parking or constructing ramps to allow an employee in a wheelchair to move more easily around the workplace.

Can I lose my job now that I'm pregnant?

You are not alone in the myriad of emotions, thoughts and fears you may go through when you first realize you are expecting a new addition to the family as many new parents share a similar experience. While, the fact that becoming pregnant may cost them their job is not often the first thing on their mind, they probably wonder how they can provide a loving environment for their child to grow up in as they are not oblivious to the fact that it does cost money to raise a child.

Disability as defined by the ADA

Thanks to the Americans with Disabilities Act, citizens who suffer from a disability cannot legally be denied the opportunity to work based on their disability as long as they are able to perform the functions of the job. This has helped many Americans fulfill their desires of becoming productive members of society and proving that simply having a disability does not make a person a drain on the economy.