What if the interviewer asks about my disability?
Employers are not allowed to discriminate on the basis of disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (see links below). This does not, however, prevent an employer in actuality from asking questions about disability so it is best to be prepared. If you are referred to an employer through an employment program or Employment Specialist, there is an automatic disclosure that you have a disability but not necessarily what the disability is. Rehearsing the answers is vitally important.
- Permissibility of Interview Questions and Medical Examinations Under the ADA We have permission from Disability Law Center, Inc. to post this on our website.
- Employment Law and Reasonable Accommodation We have permission from Disability Law Center, Inc. to post this on our website.
- Job Interview Tips for People with Disabilities The Houston Chronicle has compiled these interview preparation tips for individuals with disabilities.