Twenty percent of American adults have a disability. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), 70% of individuals with severe disabilities are unemployed. To prevent discrimination in the workplace against people with disabilities, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 established ADA guidelines that businesses must follow.
Small business owners must comply with all anti-discrimination laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, when hiring employees. To provide equal opportunities for job seekers and avoid penalties, learn about ADA compliance.