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The Americans with Disabilities Act was established in 1990 with the aim of protecting those with disabilities, whether they were born with them or they were injured on the job. In short, the ADA protects civil rights associated with the treatment of disabled persons, protecting them, when able, from discrimination based on their condition. This should not be read to mean that employers should be expected to go exceptionally out of their way to accommodate anyone. Instead, the ADA requires reasonable accommodation in order to level the playing ground for all, regardless of any condition.
The ADA also protects individuals who have been injured and can no longer work. Social security and disability protections work in unison to provide out of work employees with the coverage they need. However