Job Applicants and the Americans With Disabilities Act
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released a new fact sheet designed to educate job applicants on how Title I of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) protects the rights throughout the hiring process. The publication also explains the ADA's rules on when employers may seek medical information from applicants. The fact sheet reviews the types of questions that are prohibited during interviews and on the application, and discusses what questions an employer may ask of applicants with ovious disibilities, such as deafness, or loss of a limb.