The landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed by Congress and signed into law in 1990. The ADA makes it illegal to discriminate in employment on the basis of a disability. The civil rights protection is comprehensive because related necessities such as public transportation, public accommodations, telecommunications and training are also requirements of equal opportunity.
The U.S. Department of Justice and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) have the responsibility for ensuring that businesses comply with the ADA.
For more information on the ADA, visit www.ada.gov.
For further information regarding this law contact:
Tennessee Committee for Employment of People with Disabilities
Trish Farmer, Director
Citizens Plaza Building, 2nd floor
400 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-1403
Telephone: (615) 313-4891
Fax: (615) 741-6508
TDD: (615) 313-5695