Essay on M2A2 American Disabilities Act

708 Words May 13th, 2014 3 Pages
1/22/2014
1/22/2014
R. Benjamin
Argosy University
R. Benjamin
Argosy University

M2A2 American Disabilities Act
Cultural Diversity in the Workplace | MGT450 A01
Faculty: Dr. Karen Marando

M2A2 American Disabilities Act
Cultural Diversity in the Workplace | MGT450 A01
Faculty: Dr. Karen Marando

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990. With the goal to make American Society readably available to people with disabilities. In 2008, the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) was passed. The intention of this act was to widen the definition of disability, a definition that had been narrowed by decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Americans with Disabilities Act has five section referenced as
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5. Title 5 “Miscellaneous”
This title prohibits retaliating against individuals with disabilities or individuals that attempt to help people with disabilities that seek to assert their rights under the act.
The ADA's protection applies primarily, to individuals who meet the ADA's definition of disability. According to the ADA a person has a disability if:
He or she has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of his/her major life activities, He or she has a record of such an impairment; or He or she is regarded as having such an impairment.
Others that are protected by the act include; Parents, and people that assist individuals with disabilities.
The provisions of the ADA regarding employment apply to employers of fifteen employees or more, the public accommodations provisions apply to business of all sizes the quantity of employees is not regarded. State and local governments are automatically covered under the act.

Benefits to Businesses
Many business owners realize that the Americans with Disabilities Act since passing has brought a large number of customers into the market. Workers with disabilities that enter the work force will patronize businesses that comply with the accessibility and nondiscrimination clauses of the ADA. According Falsted “people with disabilities spend over 4 billion annually in the hospitality…

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