Disability Defined

Many people are reluctant to discuss their disability or medical condition in an employment situation for fear that potential employers will associate disability with limitation.

At Peak Performers, we recognize that disabilities have little to no bearing on an individual’s skills and capabilities. Our mission is to find jobs for qualified individuals, especially for those with a disability.

If you’re a job seeker and you have been afraid of being discriminated against because of your disability, now is the time to put that fear behind you. In fact, at Peak Performers, your status as a person with a disability can actually put you at an advantage–-when we fill jobs, we give priority to qualified people who have a disability.

During our screening and application process, we will ask you whether you have a disability, chronic medical condition, or other physical limitations. The answer you give is 100% confidential. Moreover, once we have this information, we are better prepared to match you with jobs that suit your specific needs.

When you apply for a job with Peak Performers, you can be confident that there is someone in your corner who acknowledges your strengths and the value you add to the workplace.

Do you have a disability or chronic medical condition?

Many individuals don’t think of themselves as “disabled,” and yet they meet the criteria set forth by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA).

At Peak Performers, we use these guidelines to determine whether an applicant has a qualifying disability or condition. We encourage you to consult these guidelines, as well as the accompanying list of examples of disabilities.

Passed in 2008, the ADAAA dramatically changed the way disabilities were previously determined under the ADA. The ADAAA granted “disability” a broader interpretation, and therefore expanded the number of people covered under the Act. Under the ADAAA, a person with qualifying conditions meets the following criteria:

  • A physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities of such individual (major life activities include, but are not limited to: caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, and working);
  • A record of such an impairment; or
  • Being regarded as having such an impairment (impairments that are not transitory and minor; a transitory impairment is an impairment with an actual or expected duration of 6 months or less).

There are many conditions that can be considered disabilities under the ADAAA, so please discuss your unique situation with our Recruiters and Staffing Consultants. A sampling of some conditions that may be considered disabilities under the ADAAA are:

  • Addisons Disease
  • Amputee
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Arthritis
  • Arrhythmias 
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Back/Spinal Injury
  • Bipolar
  • Bronchitis, chronic
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Colitis
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Disfiguring Conditions
  • Drug/Alcohol Recovery
  • Dyslexia
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emphysema
  • Epilepsy/Seizures
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Valve problems
  • Hemorrhoids, chronic
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Lupus
  • Mental Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Nightmare/Sleep Terror Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (diagnosed)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Paralysis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Phobias
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Renal Failure
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sickle Cell Anemia
  • Severe Allergic Conditions
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleeping Disorders
  • Sleepwalking
  • Spasms/Tremors
  • Speech Impairment
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Ulcers
  • Varicose Veins


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