Essay on History And Background Of Ada
History and Background of ADA
ADA stands for Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA was passed and signed into law on July 26, 1990 by President George Bush Sr. (ADA, 2016, Timeline of). This Act was put in place to protect people with disabilities whom are able to perform a job, with reasonable accommodations. Employers with 15 or more employees are required to following the ADA. Some examples of disabilities are hearing or seeing impairment, wheelchair bound, etc. In other words, it a physical or mental impairment that limits one from functioning in a major life activity. A reasonable accommodation should be something that does not cause the employer undue hardship (Harrison Law Group, 2011).
The US Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division and the equal employment opportunity commission are in charge of enforcing the ADA (Blackboard, 2016, Week 6: Disabled and Veteran Employees in the Workplace Informal assessment).
History and Background of USERRA USERRA stands for Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. This Act was passed in 1994 and protects our service members when returning home from a period of service or reemployment rights. This Act prohibits employer discrimination based on obligation or military service. The US department of Justice and the US Department of Labor are in charge of enforcing the USERRA (Blackboard, 2016, Week 6: Disabled and Veteran Employees in the Workplace Informal assessment).