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Disabilities (ADA): Arkansas

Disabilities (ADA) requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Eva C. Madison and Michelle Barrett Falconer, Littler


  • In addition to the federal equal employment opportunity laws, Arkansas employers must comply with state antidiscrimination statutes, including the Arkansas Civil Rights Act of 1993. See Disability Discrimination in Arkansas.
  • Arkansas law prohibits discrimination against individuals with a disability. The Arkansas Civil Rights Act applies to employers with nine or more employees in Arkansas. See The Arkansas Civil Rights Act.
  • In addition, Arkansas law specifically prohibits employers from seeking to obtain or using genetic tests or genetic information of employees or prospective employees. See Genetic Testing.
  • Arkansas allows medical marijuana. See Medical Marijuana.