The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the California Fair Employment Housing Act (FEHA)
- What is ADA/FEHA?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the California Fair Employment Housing Act (FEHA) laws prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities who can perform the essential functions of a job, with or without reasonable accommodation.
- What is the purpose of reasonable accommodation?
The purpose of reasonable accommodation is to provide an equal employment opportunity for individuals with disabilities.
- How is Placer County an equal opportunity employer?
Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is stated in the policy of Placer County that harassment is prohibited and that all employees and applicants shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All recruitment, hiring placement, transfer and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer), age (over 40), marital status, denial of family and medical care leave, and denial of pregnancy disability leave.
For more information on the American Disabilities Act ( ADA): http://www.ada.gov/
For more information on the Fair Employment Housing Act (FEHA):http://www.dfeh.ca.gov/Publications_FEHADescr.htm