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Master of Business Administration (MBA)


College of Business & Professional Studies

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Business Administration


Business Administration


ADA, essential, employee, benefits, accomodations, qualified, reasonable


The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the most far reaching and controversial civil rights legislation enacted since the Rehabilitation Act of 1974. As is true of previous civil rights and affirmative action legislation, the ADA is vague and sets forth little guidance as to what will and what will not be acceptable business practices.

Essentially, the Americans with Disabilities Act serves to extend to the nearly 43 million disabled Americans those rights and privileges in employment opportunities as is currently enjoyed by non-disabled persons in the business world. Thus, ADA is born out of the knowledge that disabled Americans can and will provide valuable human resources both now and in the future.

Given the Americans with Disabilities Act's vagueness in its requirements, an analysis of the law and literature has been compiled to offer a more comprehensive approach to understanding the written law and the Act's intent. This thesis analyzes and offers guidance as to what business practices are allowed, business practices that will aid in compliance, and i practices and procedures which will be in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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