New resource guide about recruitment, hiring, and employment of individuals with disabilities

Posted on October 11, 2023


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This Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and U.S. Department of Labor Document document talks about the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which helps people with disabilities get jobs. It was the first law of its kind in the United States and served as a model for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Section 501 stops job discrimination against people with disabilities in federal jobs, and Section 503 does the same for certain jobs with federal contractors. The law also says employers must make changes to help people with disabilities do their jobs. The document explains these sections and how different government agencies enforce them. It also gives advice to employers on how to hire and keep people with disabilities in their workforce.

Read the document “Employment Protections Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973: 50 Years of Protecting Americans with Disabilities in the Workplace“.

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