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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

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?