However, The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 completely changed the situation and made it possible for people with incurable diseases to get a job.
In order to get the treatment you need it is important to know your rights well. In fact millions of discriminated workers don’t know their rights. For example, people who work for companies with 14 or fewer people are not protected by federal law. Those people who work for the federal government also can not be protected by this act.
There are several ways the act protects the rights of people with incurable diseases. There were lots of obstacles that kept people with some disabilities from full participation in a social life and that was intended to be break down by the Congress.
In order to combat discrimination, Congress enacted The Civil Rights Act of 1964. In accordance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, an employer had no right to hire or fire any employee or to discriminate against him/her basing on his/her race, color, religious beliefs or origin. In general, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 became a basis for further legal and moral pillars of America. Non-discriminative principles (either racial or gender) became the core issues for legal principles of America. Further extension of the scope of issue covered in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 concerned conditions of equal employment opportunity (the Equal Employment Opportunity Act, 1972). This signified a perspective promotion of civil rights in America. Moreover, further amendments were made in 1978 in the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. Thus pregnant women could be neither fired nor discriminated in employment-related issues.
Statistics of 2009 fiscal year provides the following figures: 33,579 complaints of race discrimination were received by EEOC, 28,028 related to sex discrimination and 3,386 reports of discrimination caused by religious discrimination. 11,134