Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to employers with 15 or more employees, including employers in the public and private sector. This includes businesses, non-profit organizations, and state and local governments.
If your business has 15 or more employees, it would qualify for Title I of the ADA. This means that you are required to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities and to not discriminate against them in any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment.
However, there are some exceptions to the rule. The ADA doesn't apply to certain types of employers, such as religious organizations and private clubs that are not open to the public.
In addition, employers with fewer than 15 employees are not covered by Title I of the ADA, but they may still be covered under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 which applies to all federal agencies and employers receiving federal financial assistance.
It's worth noting that even if your business has fewer than 15 employees, state or local disability laws may apply, which could require you to provide reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities. To ensure compliance with the ADA and any other applicable laws, it is recommended that you consult with an attorney experienced in employment law.
In conclusion, businesses with 15 or more employees qualify for Title I of the ADA, which requires them to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities and to not discriminate against them in any aspect of employment. Even if the business has fewer employees, different state or local laws may still apply. Employers should consult with legal counsel to ensure compliance with all applicable laws.