Every American worker—including those who are disabled—have the right to fair treatment on the job. That wasn’t always the case, though. It wasn’t until 25 years ago that these rights were established when the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) was signed into law.
The ADA outlines policies that prohibit employers from discriminating against a worker due to a mental or physical disability. In order for a disability to be covered under the ADA, it must be serious and permanent.
To celebrate the anniversary of the signing of this law, an event was held at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. The program was highlighted by a speech given by one of the men responsible for pushing the ADA into law, Lex Frieden.
An article from the Austin American-Statesmen explained how Frieden discussed how crucial it is for disabled Americans to be their own best advocates and to develop partnerships with others. He also pointed out the importance of strong leadership and perseverance in the face of adversity.
At Ponce Law, we understand the impact the ADA has had on the American justice system, and our Nashville personal injury lawyers would like to take this moment to applaud our nation for taking such strong steps to protect disabled citizens from discrimination.