Montgomery County is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, religion, national origin, military service/leave, genetic predisposition/carrier status, domestic violence victim status, or arrest/conviction record.
Private employers, State and Local governments, employment agencies, labor unions, and joint labor-management committees must comply with the Title I of the ADA. The ADA calls these "covered entities". An employer cannot discriminate against qualified applicants and employees on the basis of disability. A qualified individual with a disability is:
"A qualified individual with a disability is a person who meets legitimate skill, experience, education, or other requirements of an employment position that s/he holds or seeks, and who can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. Requiring the ability to perform "essential" functions assures that an individual with a disability will not be considered unqualified simply because of inability to perform marginal or incidental job functions.
If the individual is qualified to perform essential job functions except for limitations caused by a disability, the employer must consider whether the individual could perform these functions with a reasonable accommodation. If a written job description has been prepared in advance of advertising or interviewing applicants for a job, this will be considered as evidence, although not conclusive evidence, of the essential functions of the job."