Tips for Workers: The Americans with Disabilities Act and the Use of Software, Algorithms, and Artificial Intelligence

Many businesses use technology to make decisions about hiring, promotions, and firing workers. That technology can make it harder for people with disabilities to get or do well at a job.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects applicants and workers with disabilities from discrimination. Because of the ADA, an employer may have to give applicants or workers with disabilities a reasonable accommodation so they can apply for or do the job.

It is important to know that the ADA has specific definitions of “employer” “employee” “disability” and “reasonable accommodation.” You can learn more about the law at the EEOC’s Disability Discrimination page and from The ADA: Your Employment Rights as an Individual with a Disability.

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