The Disabled Job Applicant
Employers may be exposed to liability under the Americans With Disability Act (“ADA”) for failing to hire job applicants because of medical conditions that have no effect on job performance. Most employers now realize the ADA was designed in part to prevent employers from firing employees due to disabilities. You have a disability under the ADA if you have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity such as hearing, seeing, speaking, walking, performing manual tasks, or breathing. The Federal Law has specific guidelines designed to help employers in the interviewing process.