Employment Rights for People with Disabilities

A Basic Guide to Laws Protecting People with Disabilities from Discrimination in the Workplace

This manual is intended to provide a simple yet informative overview of the legal rights of individuals with disabilities in employment. The manual focuses on the two primary laws that provide civil rights protections for people with disabilities in Maine: the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Maine Human Rights Act (MHRA). Many of the protections afforded by each of these laws are overlapping, but this manual highlights important differences.

This manual is not a substitute for legal advice. For specific questions or assistance with particular issues, please contact Disability Rights Maine.

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