A person has to be able to perform the "essential function" (that is primary requirements) of the job although they can be granted reasonable accommodations. You can find out the specific information about the Americans with Disabilities Act at ada.gov. If you are concerned about your legal rights the EEOC might be able to help. However although all people have the same legal rights they are required to perform the workplace requirements equally as well. This site is more intended for medical questions but those two sites might be of some help for legal concerns.
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