Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Learn how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to workers and workplace technologies.
The ADA is a comprehensive civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities.
This Toolkit article highlights nondiscrimination provisions in the law that employers and employees should know when using technology in the workplace.
PEAT’s analysis of U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) settlement agreements provides insight into the acceptable methods that DOJ has specified to implement digital accessibility.
This Toolkit article provides brief highlights from legislation governing nondiscrimination in employment, which could have implications for the use of AI hiring tools.
How to Bridge Different Access Needs
Meeting the access needs of your employees is key to building an inclusive workplace. But what should you do if different individuals with disabilities request accessibility practices that seem to conflict with one another? Addressing competing requests can be challenging because a perfect solution [...]
DOJ Affirms the ADA Applies to Digital Accessibility
PEAT’s analysis of U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) settlement agreements provides insight into the acceptable methods that DOJ has specified to implement digital accessibility. […]
EEOC Informal Discussion Letters Relating to Selection, Pre-Employment Inquiries, and Confidentiality
Office of Legal Counsel staff members at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) wrote the following informal discussion letters in response to inquiries from members of the public. The selected letters discuss topics regarding workplace technology and employer obligations related to selection, pre-employment, and confidentiality. […]
Nondiscrimination, Technology and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Introduction This article highlights nondiscrimination provisions in the law that employers and employees should know when using technology in the workplace. […]
Long COVID-19 and Workplace Accessibility
Employees with long COVID may be protected under the laws and regulations that govern disability in the workplace. The resources listed below detail the classifications behind disability status and long COVID. They also contain guidance for employers and employees who may be new to the accommodations process. […]
AI Hiring Tools and the Law
The development of AI technologies is outpacing the evolution of regulations and standards that directly enforce the use of AI hiring tools. However, employers should proactively consider legal and equity concerns related to AI hiring tools before implementing these technologies in their organizations. Acting in accordance with existing [...]