Disability in the Workplace

Essay by Anonymous UserUniversity, Bachelor'sA, March 1997

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'The Americans With Disabilities Act is one of the most significant laws in

American History. The preamble to the law states that it covers 43,000,000

Americans.'(Frierson, p.3) Before the Americans With Disabilities Act(A.D.A.)

was passed, employers were able to deny employment to a disabled worker, simply because he or she was disabled. With no other reason other than the persons

physical disability were they turned away or released from a job. The Americans With Disabilities Act prevented this type of discrimination by establishing rules and regulations designed to protect persons with physical disabilities. With a workforce

made up of 43,000,000 people, it is impossible to ignore the impact of

these people. The Americans With Disabilities Act not only opened the door for

millions of Americans to get back into the workplace, it is paving the road

for new facilities in the workplace, new training programs and creating

jobs designed for a disabled society.

I believe the Americans With Disabilities Act is the most important precedent

set in the struggle against all discrimination for persons with disability. In

this paper I will give a brief description of the statutes set by the Americans

With Disabilities Act, pertaining to disabilities in the workplace. I will

then discuss what employers are required to do according to the A.D.A. and some

of the regulations they must abide by. The next section of this paper will

discuss the actual training of employees with disabilities with a highlight on

training programs for workers with mobility and motion disabilities. The

following section of this paper will discuss the economic effects of a

vocational rehabilitation program. Finally this paper will conclude with a

brief discussion of what the measures set by the Americans With Disabilities...