Arizona Disabilities (ADA) laws & HR compliance analysis

Arizona Disabilities (ADA): What you need to know

The Arizona Civil Rights Act prohibits employment practices that discriminate against a job applicant or employee with a disability who is a qualified individual (AZ Rev. Stat. Sec. 41-1461 et seq.). The Act covers employers with 15 or more employees in each of 20 or more calendar weeks in the current or preceding calendar year.
Under the Act, it is unlawful for an employer to:
• Participate in any contractual or other arrangement that subjects a qualified individual to unlawful employment discrimination based on disability.
• Use standards, criteria, or methods of administration that have the effect of discriminating on the basis of disability or that perpetuate the discrimination of others.
• Exclude or otherwise deny equal jobs or benefits to an individual qualified for the job or benefits because he or she associates with a person with a known disability.
• Fail to make reasonable accommodations to the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant or employee, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the employer.
• Deny employment opportunities to a qualified job applicant or employee if the denial is based on the need to make a reasonable accommodation to the individual's disability.
• Use qualification standards, employment tests, or other selection criteria that screen out or tend to screen out an individual with a disability, unless the standard, test, or other selection criteria, as used by the employer, is shown to be job related for the position in question and is consistent with business necessity.
• Fail to select and administer employment tests in the most effective manner to ensure that when testing a job applicant or employee with impaired sensory, manual, or speaking ...

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