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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has various requirements of employers with respect to individuals with disabilities. Under Title I, employers with 15 employees or more are prohibited from discriminating against anyone with a disability, and that encompasses a number of duties.

No Discrimination Against Disabled Individuals

The ADA prohibits discrimination by employers against disabled individuals. What this means in practice is that employers must make reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities during recruiting, hiring, firing, promoting, etc.

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Illinois workers’ compensation laws provide disability benefits to severely injured workers, and the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) offers legal protections to those who are substantially impaired. These laws don’t typically intersect, but if they do, determining the outcome could become problematic.

Role of Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ compensation is designed to help individuals who have been injured at work, regardless of whether that injury results in long-term or permanent disability. That said, there are certain benefits that can be granted to workers who have been disabled on the job, such as a wage differential or permanent disability benefits.

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