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ADD In The Workplace by Kathleen G Nadeau

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14

ADD and the Americans with Disabilities Act

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This chapter deals with your legal rights as an adult with ADD and addresses the often asked question “Should I disclose my ADD to my employer?’’

A law, pertinent to adults with ADD, is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This law requires that employers of more than 15 employees give employees whose disabilities are documented certain “reasonable accommodations” in order to allow them to perform their work. It also prohibits discrimination against persons on the basis of their disability. This chapter discusses the ADA, what your rights are, and when you should choose, as a last resort, to engage the services of an attorney if you feel that the law has not been adhered ...

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