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Denominational Leaders

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Denominational Leaders
Weekly Lessons, created and written by Richard R. Hammar, J.D., LL.M., CPA, give you a basic legal overview of essential topics based on staff or volunteer positions within a church.

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Age Discrimination

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Employment Discrimination Based on Disability

Introduction

This week we turn our attention employment discrimination based on disability. Start by completing the following quiz. Then review the Executive Summary for the key points on this topic, or read the Weekly Lesson for a complete discussion of this topic.

A denominational agency is engaged in commerce, and has 25 employees. The agency has an opening for a custodian. It rejects the application of a disabled person who is not a member of the same faith, and hires a nondisabled member of its faith. Has it violated the federal Americans with Disabilities Act?

Weekly Quiz

Instructions Click on the correct answer for each of the following questions.

Executive Summary

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 ...

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