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Discrimination Laws: When is a Person Considered Disabled?

In the United States, if a person is considered "disabled" under the law, that person is entitled to receive protections.  The two most significant...

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American Disability Act: Are Learning Disabilities Included?

The federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects employees and applicant who have disabilities from discrimination. It also requires employe...

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Wheelchair Ramps: Legal Requirements of Commercial Property Owners

In 1990, the Federal Government passed the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) to warrant the safety of its citizens when using public or commercial...

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Accommodations Legally Required for Disabled Travel

If one seeks to travel as a disabled person, there are various laws which require accomodations for disabled travel.  The following provides a basi...

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Is it Illegal for an Employer to Deny a Job to a Wheelchair Bound Candidate?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits employers from discriminating against applicants and employees based on their disabilities. It als...

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The Definition of Cognitive Disability

Cognitive disability is defined by some as bellow average intellectual function that adversely affects educational and adaptive performance. There a...

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Disability Discrimination By a Landlord

It is a violation of the federal Fair Housing Act for landlords to discriminate against tenants or potential tenants because of a disability or hand...

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