ANPA issues alert on disabilities act
A year ago Congress passed the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), and the American Newspaper Publishers Association is advising members now about the implications when it takes effect next year.
The act prohibits employment discrimination against the physically and mentally impaired who are capable of performing essential job functions. It also requires that places of public accommodation, including those offered by private organizations, be accessible to disabled persons.
When the act takes effect July 26, 1991, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will handle allegations of employment discrimination and the U.S. Department of Justice will enforce public accommodation provisions. Discrimination provisions …