TOOL Myths About the ADA

By Staff Report

Nov. 18, 2008

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy details some of the myths that some employers may believe about the 18-year-old federal law that helps protect the rights of people with disabilities. Contrary to what some might believe, the ADA does not force employers to hire unqualified workers with disabilities. And the law doesn’t mean that those with disabilities can’t be fired. They can be, under certain conditions. (For more details about the scope of the law, other government agencies that have ADA responsibilities, and more, visit

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