The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a federal law that prohibits business owners who run a federal agency from discriminating against employees or prospective employees on the basis of that individual having a disability. Section 501 states that federal employers must take affirmative action in hiring and promoting qualified employees who have disabilities. Section 503 applies to subcontractors and federal contractors, and it states that they cannot discriminate against qualified candidates who have a disability. Section 504 makes it illegal for federal programs or agencies that receive federal government funding from discriminating against disabled individuals who are perfectly qualified for the job.
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