Disability discrimination law in Ohio a mess that needs cleaning up

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It is illegal in Ohio for an employer to discriminate because of the em­­­ployee’s disability. But it’s not always easy to figure out who this proscription covers, because Ohio’s statute (R.C. 4112) and the federal statute (the ADA) have their own respective definitions of “disability,” which vary slightly:

Ohio law: “‘Disability’ means a phy­­sical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, including the functions of caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working; a record of a physical or mental im­­pair­­ment; or being regarded as having a physical or mental impairment.”

Federal law: “The term ‘disability’ means, with respect to an individual—(A) a phy­­sical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities of such individual; (B) a record of such an impairment; or (C) being regarded...(register to read more)

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