Help for The Disabled

An act that covers 87% of American workers is now the law of the land

Hard as it may be to eradicate, discrimination against women and minorities in the workplace has been illegal in America for years. But for people with physical and mental disabilities, substantial obstacles to suitable employment have remained in place -- until now. On July 26, a major new law, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), went into effect for companies with 25 or more employees -- which means that 87% of U.S wage earners will be covered.

The statute, which bans discrimination against those who are blind, deaf, mentally retarded, hiv positive, physically impaired or have cancer or epilepsy, is designed...

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