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Pastor, Church & Law

written by Richard R. Hammar, J.D., LL.M., CPA

Discrimination in Employment

Volume 3 . Chapter 8, Part 3 . § 8-14.1
Key Point8-14.1 The federal Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits employers with at least 15 employees, and that are engaged in interstate commerce, from discriminating in any employment decision against a qualified individual with a disability who is able, with or without reasonable accommodation from the employer, to perform the essential functions of the job. Accommodations that impose an undue hardship upon an employer are not required. Religious organizations may give preference to nondisabled members of their faith over disabled persons who are members of a different faith.

Title I of the ADA prohibits discrimination in any employment decision against a qualified person with a disability. This section of the ADA applies to any employer ...

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