False-false. the americans with disabilities act (ada) prohibits employers from asking disability-related questions to applicants. under the ada, an employer cannot lawfully ask an applicant whether he has a particular disability nor ask questions that are closely related to a disability. an employer, for example, generally may not ask an applicant whether the applicant will need reasonable accommodations for the job. an employer may not ask an applicant how many sick days he took with a previous employer; this question directly relates to possible disabilities. an employer may not ask an applicant about his workers compensation history. an employer may ask an applicant whether he can perform the essential functions of the job for which he is applying, with or without reasonable accommodation. or ask applicants to describe how they would perform any and all job functions, as long as all applicants are asked to do this. an employer should inform all applicants of the essential functions of the position and of the employers attendance requirements.