Disability Discrimination Lawyer
If you believe you’ve been discriminated against in the workplace because you have a disability, you can file a claim against your employer and seek justice. Consult a disability discrimination attorney for help with the claims process.
If you have a disability, keeping a job can be physically and emotionally difficult. You may have a harder time than others doing basic tasks, and each day can feel like an uphill battle. Federal law protects disabled individuals against discrimination in the workplace, but not all employers abide by the federal government’s policies.
If you believe an employer has denied you of a job, mistreated you at work, or fired you from a job because of your disability, you can file an employment discrimination claim with the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC). A disability discrimination lawyer from Snider & Associates, LLC can support you as you stand up against your employer and fight for justice.
The Americans with Disabilities Act
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to federal employers nationwide that have at least fifteen employees.
The ADA makes it illegal for employers to discriminate against employees who have a disability, who have a history of disability, or who are perceived to have a disability. Many state governments also have laws in place outlawing discrimination against disabled employees.
Reasonable Accommodations for Disabled Employees
The ADA outlaws discrimination against disabled employees, and it also requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations for disabled employees at work. A reasonable accommodation may include changing the work environment so that it’s easier for a disabled individual to perform their job.
Examples of reasonable accommodations include:
- Providing telephone equipment for an employee with hearing loss
- Lowering a desk for an employee in a wheelchair
- Providing access to a quiet workspace for an employee with attention deficit disorder
Employers don’t have to provide accommodation if the accommodation would require an excessive burden on the company, such as a significant cost or a difficult installation; however, employers must create a dialogue with the employee and try to compromise on a solution.
Examples of Violations under the ADA
Employers can violate the ADA in various ways by discriminating against disabled employees. This discrimination can be deliberate but is occasionally unintentional. If an employer refuses to provide reasonable accommodation during the application process, for example, then the employer has violated the ADA.
An employer also violates the ADA if they refuse to consider potential employees with disabilities without considering their abilities. If an employer allows disability-related harassment at work or singles out disabled employees in layoffs or pay cuts, then they’re violating federal law.
Reach Out to a Disability Discrimination Attorney
No one deserves to experience discrimination at work. If you’re disabled and you believe you’ve been mistreated by an employer, you can file a claim with the EEOC and hold your employer accountable for their actions. To discuss your case with a disability discrimination lawyer from Snider & Associates, LLC, call 410-653-9060 or fill out the contact form below to schedule a consultation.