Friday, August 4, 2017

5 important ways to talk about disability during a job search - LADDERS

by David Perry 
Originally published: August 2, 2017

Looking for a job is one of the hardest tasks we face in our careers, and it can be even more challenging for disabled Americans.

Yes, thanks to the Americans with Disabilities Act, which just turned 27 years old, it’s against the law for employers to discriminate against people for any disabilities. Life, however, is rarely that simple.

The ADA provides some strong protections that require only two things from job-seekers: the candidate has to disclose his or her disability to the employer and ask for reasonable accommodations.