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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires covered entities, including private employers, to provide reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or employee, unless such covered entity can demonstrate that the accommodation would impose an undue hardship.

In order to prove case of disability discrimination on a unlawful termination claim, an employee must show that: 1) his or her employer is subject to the Americans with Disabilities Act; 2) her or she suffers from a disability within the meaning of the ADA; 3) her or she could perform the essential function of her job with or without reasonable accommodation; and 4) he or she was discharged because of his or her disability.

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