September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month. The Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 protects employees with sickle cell disease from job discrimination. The website of the Sickle Cell Information Center has useful information for employers and employees regarding this disease.
If I am an employer, what can I learn at this website?
- Are people with Sickle Cell disabled?
- Who is protected?
- What accommodations am I responsible for as an employer?
If I am a worker, what can I learn from this website?
- What do I do when discrimination occurs?
- Is there someone I can contact?
The Sickle Cell Information Center has a four page discussion on the impact of the Americans With Disabilities Act on employers and employees. The last page of information has a list of organizational and government contacts.