Title 34, Chapter 6A, Section 2
As used in this chapter, the term:
(1) "Disability" means any condition or characteristic that
renders a person an individual with disabilities but shall not
include addiction to any drug or illegal or federally controlled
substance nor addiction to the use of alcohol.
(2) "Employer" means a person or governmental unit or officer in
this state having in his, her, or its employ 15 or more
individuals or any person acting as an agent of an employer.
(3) "Individual with disabilities" means any person who has a
physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or
more of such person's major life activities and who has a record
of such impairment. The term "individual with disabilities" shall
not include any person who is addicted to the use of any drug or
illegal or federally controlled substance nor addiction to the use
(4) "Labor organization" means an organization of any kind; agents
of such organization; an agency or employee representation
committee, group, association, or plan in which employees
participate and which exists for the purpose, in whole or in part,
of dealing with employers concerning grievances, labor disputes,
wages, rates of pay, hours, or other terms or conditions of
employment; or a conference, general committee, joint or system
board, or joint council so engaged which is subordinate to a
national or international labor organization.
(5) "Major life activities" means functions such as caring for
oneself, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing,
speaking, breathing, learning, and working.
(6) "Persons" means one or more individuals, partnerships, this
state, municipalities or other political subdivisions within the
state, associations, labor organizations, or corporations.
(7) "Physical or mental impairment" means:
(A) Any physiological disorder or condition or anatomical loss
affecting one or more of the following body systems:
neurological, musculoskeletal, special sense organs, respiratory
(including speech organs), cardiovascular, reproductive,
digestive, genitourinary, hemic and lymphatic, skin, or
(B) Mental retardation and specific learning disabilities.
(8) "Substantially limits" means that the impairment so affects a
person as to create a likelihood that such person will experience
difficulty in securing, retaining, or advancing in employment
because of a disability.
(9) "Unfair employment practice" means an act that is prohibited
under this chapter.