The New Hampshire Law Against Discrimination prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of physical or mental disability (NH Rev. Stat. Sec. 354-A:1 et seq. ). The law applies to all public employers and private employers with 6 or more employees, including employment agencies and labor unions. The law does not apply to nonprofit membership clubs.
"Disability" defined. "Disability" is defined as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits the performance of one or more major life activities. Current, illegal use of a controlled substance is expressly excluded from the definition of disability.
Like the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the New Hampshire law prohibits employers from basing a decision regarding recruitment, hiring, discharge, promotion, advancement, or the other terms and conditions of employment, on the knowledge or perception that a person who is otherwise qualified to perform the job has a disability (NH Rev. Stat. Sec. 354-A:7). Additional information is available.