What is required for protection under the ADA?

In a situation of an interview or dealing with an ADA situation, I tell clients and students alike that one of the things they need to have memorized is the question “Can you perform the essential functions of this job, with or without a reasonable accommodation.” It is truly essential. Must be able to perform …

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Ability to get along with others is an “essential function” under the ADA

We are all aware that mental problems qualify as disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the ADAAA as long as that mental disability substantially limits one or more major life activities, such as the ability to work. However, if that mental condition is combined with being violent the individual may not be covered. …

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