Job Seekers and Employees with Disabilities
The ADA covers private employers with 15 or more employees, as well as state and local government employers no matter how many workers they employ. Covered employers may not discriminate against qualified workers with disabilities, and must provide “reasonable accommodations” when necessary to ensure equal employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
Read The ADA: Your Employment Rights as an Individual with a Disability to find out more.
Below are additional publications and resources for job seekers with disabilities, as well as for workers with disabilities who are already on the job.
Publications and Resources for Job Seekers with Disabilities
- EEOC: Job Applicants and the Americans with Disabilities Act
- A Guide for People with Disabilities Seeking Employment
- National Business and Disability Council: Job Seekers
- Job Accommodation Network (JAN): Job Seekers
- Job Accommodation Network (JAN): Entrepreneurship (information and resources for self-employment and small business development)
- Department of Labor: Job Seekers (includes disability-related publications and resources, as well as general information about job training, lay-off resources, workplace safety, wages and hour issues, and more)
- National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability/Youth (information about transitioning from school to work)
- Ticket to Work Program (employment support program for recipients of Social Security disability benefits who want to work)
- The ABCs of Schedule A for Applicants with Disabilities: Tips for Getting Federal Jobs