I believe it is legal for a company to refuse to hire a person because of his disability if the disability is relevant to the job am I right?


For example if a person has mathematical disability that is so severe that he cannot add and subtract, it would be legal for a company to refuse to hire him as a cashier because of his disability, in my belief. Is my belief correct?

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Yes.  If they can't do the job even with a reasonable accommodation, then you would not be required to hire them.  So, you would not be required to hire a blind person to drive a taxi for example.  

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  • 4 weeks ago

    correct in the US.

    ADA says the employee must be able to do the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

    there was a person in my area making a big deal about being mistreated by a home decor store.

    essential functions are stocking shelves and checking out customers..guy has quadriplegia with minimal use of his arms....and shamed the store for not hiring him...

    store did nothing wrong since he could not do the essential functions.

    this store had minimal employees working at the same time, the work he could do there as so limited, there was no way to accommodate him.

    found it


    he and his family are being ridiculous and make a mockery of real discrimination....i wouldn't hire the guy because of his attitude...

    it was rude of him to expect the manager to waste his time on an interview.

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  • Yes, if one of the ESSENTIAL job functions cannot be done. If multiple employees do the same work, an essential job function MIGHT be able to be deleted from job description. For instance if one of the essential job functions is to be able to lift 20 lbs repeatedly, but many other lighter items need to be lifted, you could be exempted from lifting only heavy things.


    You asked  court  cases:




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  • 1 month ago

    If you have a job for TRUCK DRIVER and a blind person applies for the job do you seriously think they can claim they can do the job? You can refuse them a job if they CAN NOT DO THE JOB. But if they can do the job, you can not decline them for the disability.

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  • 1 month ago

    Yes.  If the disability would interfere with his job they have the right not to hire him.  For instance, a quadraplegic can't get a job as a steeplejack.

    • Paul1 month agoReport

      I agree with you. I would like to see a court case or law specifically supporting our view because I want prove our view correct. Do you know of any I could cite?

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