The Americans with Disabilities Act ensures that employers cannot discriminate against employees based on disability status, and must provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities. Despite this law being in effect, instances of discrimination still occur in the workplace. Disability Rights Wisconsin acts to ensure that all people with disabilities are guaranteed their full employment rights.
The ADA protects the rights of Americans with disabilities to be free from employment discrimination. Understanding these rights is an important first step to ensuring you are receiving the care, resources, services, and supports to which you are entitled.
Wisconsin Fair Employment Act (WFEA)
Wisconsin law, like federal law, prohibits employment discrimination based on disability. Disability protections are part of the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act (WFEA). The WFEA, like the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), prohibits discrimination based on disability in all aspects of the employment relationship including hiring, firing, and terms and conditions of employment. Although the two laws are similar there are many differences, some of which are significant.