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Selected Enforcement Guidances and Other Policy Documents on the ADA

Notice Concerning The Americans With Disabilities Act Amendments Act Of 2008

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Amendments Act of 2008 was signed into law on September 25, 2008 and becomes effective January 1, 2009. Because this law makes several significant changes, including changes to the definition of the term "disability," the EEOC will be evaluating the impact of these changes on this document and other publications. See the list of specific changes to the ADA made by the ADA Amendments Act.

Enforcement Guidance: Unlawful Disparate Treatment of Workers with Caregiving Responsibilities May, 2007

Revised Enforcement Guidance: Reasonable Accommodation and Undue Hardship Under the Americans With Disabilities Act October, 2002

The Commission has re-issued the Guidance on Reasonable Accommodation and Undue Hardship to reflect a recent Supreme Court decision, US Airways, Inc. v. Barnett. The cover page of the Guidance notes where the major changes in the document are to be found. This revised version replaces the 3/1/99 Guidance.

Enforcement Guidance: Application Of The ADA To Contingent Workers Placed By Temporary Agencies And Other Staffing Firms December, 2000

EEOC Policy Guidance on Executive Order 13164: Establishing Procedures to Facilitate the Provision of Reasonable Accommodation October, 2000

Enforcement Guidance on Disability-Related Inquiries and Medical Examinations of Employees Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) July, 2000

EEOC Policy Guidance on Executive Order 13145: To Prohibit Discrimination in Federal Employment Based on Genetic Information July, 2000

Instructions for Field Offices Analyzing ADA Charges After Supreme Court Decisions Addressing "Disability" and "Qualified" December, 1999

EEOC Enforcement Guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act and Psychiatric Disabilities March, 1997

EEOC Enforcement Guidance on the Effect of Representations Made in Applications for Benefits on the Determination of Whether a Person Is a "Qualified Individual with a Disability" Under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) February, 1997

EEOC Enforcement Guidance: Workers' Compensation and the ADA September, 1996

ADA Enforcement Guidance: Preemployment Disability-Related Questions and Medical Examinations October, 1995 (Also available in PDF format)

Compliance Manual Section 902: Definition of the Term Disability March, 1995

Interim Enforcement Guidance on the Application of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 to Disability-based Distinctions in Employer Provided Health Insurance June, 1993