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A Guide for People with Disabilities Seeking Employment: A 2-page pamphlet for people with disabilities providing a general explanation of the employment provisions of the ADA and how to file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. [U.S. Department of Justice]
 
DRM Fact Sheet - Employment Discrimination: The federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 and the Montana Human Rights Act prohibit discrimination in employment against a qualified person with a disability. [July 2010]
 
Employer-Provided Leave and the ADA:

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued a new resource document that addresses the rights of employees with disabilities who seek leave as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). The document is entitled Employer-Provided Leave and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Disability charges filed with the EEOC reached a new high in fiscal year 2015, increasing over 6 percent from the previous year. The ADA requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations that allow people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their jobs, unless it would pose an undue hardship for the employer.

One troubling trend the EEOC has identified in ADA charges is the prevalence of employer policies that deny or unlawfully restrict the use of leave as a reasonable accommodation. These policies often serve as systemic barriers to the employment of workers with disabilities. They may cause many workers to be terminated who otherwise could have returned to work after obtaining needed leave without undue hardship to the employer. [Rocky Mountain ADA Center, May 10, 2016].

 
Guide to Child and Adolescent Mental Health for Employers: The Employer's Guide to Child and Adolescent Mental Health was designed to help employers improve the delivery of child and adolescent behavioral health services, as well as provide services for family caregivers.
 
Job Accommodation Network (JAN): The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is a free service of the Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor. JAN has two main focuses, identifying job accommodations and providing technical assistance on the employment provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). While not a job placement service, JAN receives questions from people with disabilities looking for work. To address the needs of JAN callers looking for employment, this Employment Guide was developed and provides a four-step process with information, tools, and resources that can be used to find the right job.
 
Montana Youth Transitions: All individuals - with or without disabilities - live, learn, work, play, and participate together in all life experiences. The mission statement of MYTransitions is: To improve transition services and increase the number of youth with disabilities who achieve their desired post-school outcomes.
 
Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP): The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) was authorized by Congress in the Department of Labor's FY 2001 appropriation. Recognizing the need for a national policy to ensure that people with disabilities are fully integrated into the 21st Century workforce, the Secretary of Labor delegated authority and assigned responsibility to the Assistant Secretary for Disability Employment Policy. ODEP is a sub-cabinet level policy agency in the Department of Labor.