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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released a detailed breakdown of the 89,385 workplace discrimination charges it received in fiscal year (FY) 2015, which started on October 1, 2014, and ended on September 30, 2015. Retaliation charges increased by nearly 5% and continue to be the leading complaint raised by workers across the country. Disability discrimination charges increased by 6% from FY 2014 and were the third most commonly filed charge.

Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a federal law, prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities who are qualified for a job. The ADA covers all private employers with 15 or more employees and covers state and local governments, regardless of the number of employees.  On September 25, 2008, the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) was signed into law and made significant changes regarding which employees and job applicants are considered disabled and protected from discrimination.

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