The Notice under the Americans with Disabilities Act states that Madison County, Tennessee will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities. It guarantees to provide equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, State and local government services, and telecommunications.
Who is protected under the ADA?
“Qualified individuals with disabilities,” including applicants for employment and employees, are protected under the ADA.
An individual is considered to have a “disability” if he or she:
Has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities
Has a record of such impairment
Is regarded as having such an impairment
Any individual who is discriminated against because they have a known association or relationship with an individual with a disability are also protected.