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Reasonable Accommodation and Other Disability Protections

This lesson takes a closer look at some unique features of the ADA, including the duty of reasonable accommodation, protection against interference with ADA rights, and the law of associational discrimination.


The ADA prohibits multiple forms of disability discrimination. Many of the statute’s protections resemble those found in other antidiscrimination statutes.

I.               General Disability Protections

Most generally, the ADA forbids discriminating against anyone in the terms and conditions of employment because of that person’s disability. The ADA prohibits disability-based harassment, as well as retaliation against...