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What if a job application asks if I have a disability?

Job seekers are often concerned about potential questions about disability that may be intrusive and contribute to possible discrimination. You have rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act, or the ADA.  Under the ADA related to employment, employers must take steps to ensure that people with disabilities have a fair shake, and are not discriminated against in employment and other settings.

Employers may  include a form asking about disability as part of an effort to be inclusive of people with disabilities in federal contractor jobs.  You do not need to say that you have a disability at all if you do not need to or want to, but you can tell your employer about a disability, especially if you need reasonable accommodations in order to do the job.

 

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