Do You Need a Disability Discrimination Lawyer?
Do you face wrongful termination because of your disability?
- Is your boss refusing to make a few simple changes that would make your disability a non-issue?
- Have you been shunted into a dead-end position since you became disabled?
Federal and state laws forbid discrimination against employees based on their disabilities — or their perceived disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act both offer protection to employees with an impairment that substantially limits a "major life activity" such as walking, sitting, standing, or hearing. If you can perform the essential functions of your job, even if it requires some "reasonable" accommodation to do so, you're protected under federal law.
What's a reasonable accommodation? Certainly the term includes classic measures such as wheelchair ramps — but it also might mean a modified work schedule, some specialized training, or a change in duties. Unless such tweaks would impose "undue hardship" on your employer, you're entitled to any adjustments that will help you to work effectively.
If you've been wrongfully fired because you sought a workplace accommodation, federal law may help to restore your career and reputation.