It has been 25 years since Congress passed the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits employers from discriminating against individuals with disabilities. Since then, the Act has empowered disabled individuals to obtain gainful employment and make significant contributions to our society. Despite that progress, a recent study has revealed that a substantial number of employers still appear to have stereotypical views of disabled individuals and discriminate against well-qualified disabled job candidates as a result.
Not hiring disabled applicants based on stereotypes is not only unlawful, but it can also be detrimental to the effectiveness of your organization. Read Jonathan Mook’s article about the findings of the study and learn ways to ensure your company’s hiring practices comply with the law and that you are hiring the best employees possible.