TITLE 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

 

CHAPTER 126 - EQUAL OPPORTUNITY FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES

 

Sec. 12102. Definition of disability

 

As used in this chapter:

 

(1) Disability

 

The term "disability" means, with respect to an individual

 

(A) a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities of such individual;

 

(B) a record of such an impairment; or

 

(C) being regarded as having such an impairment (as described in paragraph (3)).

 

(2) Major Life Activities

 

(A) In general

 

For purposes of paragraph (1), major life activities include, but are not limited to, caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, and working.

 

(B) Major bodily functions

 

For purposes of paragraph (1), a major life activity also includes the operation of a major bodily function, including but not limited to, functions of the immune system, normal cell growth, digestive, bowel, bladder, neurological, brain, respiratory, circulatory, endocrine, and reproductive functions.

 

(3) Regarded as having such an impairment

 

For purposes of paragraph (1)(C):

 

(A) An individual meets the requirement of “being regarded as having such an impairment” if the individual establishes that he or she has been subjected to an action prohibited under this chapter because of an actual or perceived physical or mental impairment whether or not the impairment limits or is perceived to limit a major life activity.

 

TITLE 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

 

CHAPTER 126 - EQUAL OPPORTUNITY FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES

 

Sec. 12101. Findings and purpose

 

(a) Findings

 

The Congress finds that

 

(1) physical or mental disabilities in no way diminish a person’s right to fully participate in all aspects of society, yet many people with physical or mental disabilities have bee

n precluded from doing so because of discrimination; others who have a record of a disability or are regarded as having a disability also have been subjected to discrimination;

 

 

 

(2) historically, society has tended to isolate and segregate individuals with disabilities, and, despite some improvements, such forms of discrimination against individuals with disabilities continue to be a serious and pervasive social problem;

 

 

 

The purposes of this Act are–

 

(1) to carry out the ADA’s objectives of providing “a clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination” and “clear, strong, consistent, enforceable standards addressing discrimination” by reinstating a broad scope of protection to be available under the ADA;

Sec. 12112. Discrimination

 

(a) General rule

 

No covered entity shall discriminate against a qualified individual on the basis of disability in regard to job application procedures, the hiring, advancement, or discharge of employees, employee compensation, job training, and other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.

None the less YOU NEED A LAWYER to help file the required paper-work.

 

                                            Tongue out

 

So I got me a pen and a paper, and I made up my own little sign. I said, "Thank you Lord, for thinkin' about me, I'm alive and doin' fine."
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