Employment Law

Disability Discrimination

Does the ADA prohibit disability-based harassment in the workplace?

Yes, employees can sue for disability-based harassment under the Rehabilitation Act (if they are federal employees) and the ADA. To prevail on a disability harassment claim, an employee must show: (1) that he or she is disabled within the meaning of the law; (2) that he or she was subjected to a hostile workplace environment; and (3) that hostility was directed at the employee because of his or her disability.


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