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The Protected Class of Disability

Definition

Employment: The North Carolina Office of State Personnel defines "disability" as a "handicapping condition: any person who has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities; one who has a record of such impairment; or one who is regarded as having such an impairment."

Education: The Office for Civil Rights (U.S. Department of Education) defines "disability" as "with respect to an individual (a) a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of such individual; (b) a record of such an impairment; or (c) being regarded as having such an impairment."

See also Facts about the Americans with Disabilities Act from the EEOC and Disability Discrimination from the OCR.

NC State Policies and Procedures Regarding "Disability"

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