[Excerpt] There are five important federal laws that protect individuals with disabilities from discrimination in employment and the job application process:
■ The Americans with Disabilities Act
■ The Rehabilitation Act
■ The Workforce Investment Act
■ The Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act
■ The Civil Service Reform Act
Although many employers and individuals have a basic understanding of the ADA, the nondiscrimination policies of the other laws may be less familiar. Below is a short summary of each law and information on where employers can access additional information and compliance resources.