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Employment Resources for Individuals with Disabilities

The ADA prohibits employment discrimination against a "qualified individual" with a disability. This term means a disabled individual who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the job. Employers are required to make reasonable accommodations for an individual's disability, which could include such things as making existing facilities accessible, modifying existing examinations and policies; and developing special training programs. Accommodation is not required by ADA if it imposes "undue hardship" on the employer's business, which means a significant difficulty or expense.

Current users of illegal drugs and alcoholics who cannot perform their job duties, or whose employment presents a threat to property or safety of others are excluded from coverage. ADA does, however, protect drug and alcohol abusers who are participating in a supervised rehabilitation program. Individuals with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) are also considered disabled under the Act.



Information about the ADA and Employment


The City of Scottsdale is an Equal Opportunity / Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

Questions? Call the ADA hotline at 480-312-4433 e-mail ADA@ScottsdaleAZ.gov.