If you have a disability or medical condition that is not evident to an employer, you may be worried about disclosing your issue in this competitive job market. It can be tempting to maintain your privacy and hope that the condition does not affect your performance on the job.
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, State and local government, public accommodations, commercial facilities, transportation, and telecommunications. The Act opened up opportunities for millions of Americans to access opportunities and request accommodations to be able to perform work they are otherwise qualified to do.
Over the decades, more and more conditions have been classified as disabilities, and both workers and employers are sometimes confused as to what constitutes a disability under the law.