Americans with Disabilities Act

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (alternatively known as Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; also known by its acronym, ADA; hereinafter, ADA) is the United States Federal law that was passed by United States Congress and signed by President George H.W. Bush in 1990 that is the nation's first comprehensive civil rights law addressing the needs of people with disabilities, prohibiting discrimination in employment, public services, public accommodations, and telecommunications.


According to the HRBoK Guide,

ADA. Americans with Disabilities Act. A U.S. law that prevents an organization or person from discriminating against an employee because of physical or mental disabilities.

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