Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) makes it unlawful for an employer to discriminate against a qualified applicant or employee with a disability. The ADA applies to private employers with 15 or more employees and to state and local government employers. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces the employment provisions of the ADA.
The ADA defines an individual with a disability as a person who: (1) has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity, (2) has a record or history of a substantially limiting impairment, or (3) is regarded or perceived by an employer as having a substantially limiting impairment.
An applicant with a disability, like all other applicants, must be able to meet the employer’s requirements for the job, such as education, training, employment experience, skills, or licenses. In addition, an applicant with a disability must be able to perform the “essential functions” of the job the fundamental duties either on her own or with the help of “reasonable accommodation.” However, an employer does not have to provide a reasonable accommodation that will cause “undue hardship,” which is significant difficulty or expense. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
People who regularly read my blog notice that I post erratically.
My alternates follow different bloggers.
One alternate is smitten with Twitter.
One alternate doesn’t use the computer at all.
I go through cycles of beating myself up because the other
symptom of DID is that I forget that I have it.
To me, DID feels like nothing.
When I am Rob Goldstein I feel complete and forget that I’m just
another alternate until I go to sleep and wake up a week later.
I know it’s a form of denial which is unfair to me and to
the people with whom I collaborate.
The switching is what makes me a person with a disability.
The switching makes it impossible for me to return to work.
I love to collaborate with other people and those people with
whom I collaborate either do have a contact number or will
I am asking for accommodation from my readers: if we are working
on a project and you need to contact me call me;
It will bring me back.
If we’re working on a project and it seems I’ve forgotten about it
send a note to remind me.
And one last request: please remember that I am interested in all
your comments and blogs.
No matter how often I go away or for how long I will always come
back and respond to your comments and read your blog.