Understanding Your Employment Rights Under the Americans with Disabilities Act: A Guide for Veterans
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission document, "Understanding Your Employment Rights Under the Americans with Disabilities Act: A Guide for Veterans" addresses questions disabled veterans may have regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Answers are provided to many questions including:
- Are there any laws that protect veterans with disabilities in employment?
- What protections does the ADA provide?
- I was injured during active duty but don't think of myself as "disabled." How do I know if I am protected by the ADA?
- Under the ADA, is a private employer required to hire me over other applicants because I have a disability?
- During a job interview, may an employer ask about my amputation, why I am in a wheelchair, or how I sustained any other injury I may have?
- Do I have to disclose an injury or illness that is not obvious during an interview or indicate on a job application that I have a disability?
- What types of reasonable accommodations may I want to request for the application process or on the job?
- What can I do if I feel that an employer has violated the ADA by not hiring me or providing a reasonable accommodation?
- What does the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act do?