Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person.
For example: Q: What are some examples of employment decisions that may violate the Americans with Disabilities Act and involve applicants or employees who experience domestic or dating violence, sexual assault or stalking?
The ADA prohibits different treatment or harassment at work based on an actual or perceived impairment, which could include impairments resulting from domestic or dating violence, sexual assault or stalking. For example: The ADA may require employers to provide reasonable accommodation requested for an actual disability or a "record of" a disability. An actual disability is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities (which include major bodily functions).
Under the ADA as amended effective January 1, 2009, applicants and employees are protected if an employer treats them differently or harasses them based on an actual or perceived impairment that is not transitory and minor.
Such individuals need not have an impairment that substantially limits a major life activity, or that is perceived to do so, in order to be protected from disparate treatment or harassment under the ADA.
An employer is liable for harassment by a co-worker or by a third party over whom the employer has control if the employer knew or should have known of the conduct, unless it can show that it took prompt and appropriate corrective action upon learning of the harassment.
For more information, see  The ADA prohibits discrimination based on an actual, history of, or perceived disability, including disparate treatment or harassment.
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A "record of" a disability is a past history of a substantially limiting impairment.
An impairment does not need to result in a high degree of functional limitation in order to be "substantially limiting." A reasonable accommodation is a change in the workplace or in the way things are usually done that an individual needs because of a disability and may include time off for treatment, modified work schedules, and reassignment to a vacant position.
Information on how to file an employment discrimination claim may be found at the end of this document.