What is Disability Discrimination?
It is illegal for employers to discriminate against workers or job applicants with a disability. If you have a disability as described by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), you are legally protected from discrimination on the basis of that disability.
This means that your employer cannot treat you less favorably than other workers. You cannot be denied a promotion or other advancement because of your disability, nor can a potential employer refuse to hire you because you have a disability.
You also have the right to work in an environment free from harassment. Your supervisors and colleagues do not have the right to make you feel singled out or uncomfortable because of your disability.
Many disabled Americans can participate fully in the workplace if their employers accommodate certain special needs. For example, some employees work particular hours or may need to be assigned to a floor with a handicapped-accessible bathroom. Your employer is legally required to provide you with many of these
If you been treated differently in the workplace because of your disability, or if your employer has refused a request for a reasonable accommodation, you may be a victim of disability discrimination.
What Disabilities Are Covered?
According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, a “disability” is any physical or mental condition that substantially limits one or more major life activities. These “life activities” may include seeing, walking, communicating and bodily function. An experienced attorney can help you determine whether a specific ailment counts as a disability under discrimination law.
A history of disability can also qualify an individual as “disabled” under anti-discrimination law. If you had cancer that is now in remission, for example, you may still be a victim of discrimination.
Lastly, you can experience disability discrimination if you are believed to have such an impairment, even if you do not actually have the disability in question. If you were rejected from a job because your potential employer believed you to be disabled, for example, you might have a discrimination claim, even if their belief was inaccurate.
What Options Do You Have?
Disabled Americans have the right to equal opportunity in the workplace. Too often, however, employers fail to provide workers with disabilities with the equal treatment they deserve.
Fortunately, an experienced attorney can help you achieve fair treatment in the workplace. Whether it’s negotiating with your employer to obtain a reasonable accommodation or seeking a settlement after discrimination, an attorney can help you feel respected and secure in the workplace.
Everyone wants to do their best at work. A disability rights lawyer can help you obtain the level playing field you deserve.
What Is a Lack of Reasonable Accommodation (Disability Discrimination)?
It is illegal for employers to discriminate against their employees based on a current or past disability. The law requires employers to provide “Reasonable Accommodation” for disabled workers. This means they must do everything reasonably in their power to accommodate a disabled employee. A disability can be physical or non-physical (ie mental, psychological, developmental).
The law requires that employers accommodate disabled employees unless it is exceptionally difficult to do so. Unfortunately, disabled workers represent an extremely vulnerable group that gets discriminated quite easily and very often. Some employers don’t hesitate to take an unfair advantage regarding their workers with disabilities.
Do You have a Lack of Reasonable Accommodation Claim?
Do you feel that you have been a discrimination victim based on your disability? Then it’s about time to do something about your situation.
If you are disabled and were:
- Denied employment,
- Fired from your job, or
- Otherwise discriminated against because of your disability,
then you should contact us and follow the guidance of our disability discrimination attorneys.
Here at O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, we have made sure that only the best and the most experienced disability discrimination lawyers in New Jersey provide the right kind of legal advice. All of our clients are treated equally and with respect regardless of the type of disability they suffer from. We treat these types of lawsuits with a great deal of attention and discretion. Our disability discrimination attorneys are strongly determined to remind all parties involved and responsible that when it comes to any kind of discrimination only the zero tolerance policy is acceptable for our clients.
Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.
We secured this $1,300,000 settlement for a woman after she was terminated for reporting her firm’s improper accounting practices.
Discuss Your Case with Our Disability Discrimination Attorneys Today
You may have a Lack of Reasonable Accommodation legal claim against your employer. New Jersey laws and courts protect the rights of disabled workers. Our disability discrimination attorneys are ready to fight to protect your rights. Contact us online or call at (908) 928-9200 or 1-800-586-5817. This is an invitation to get your free case evaluation in a friendly and professional environment with no prejudices regarding people with disabilities. Your disability discrimination lawyers will show you an efficient and affordable way to get all the things you rightfully deserve. In addition, we will make sure that these kinds of discrimination cases never happen again in your company or anywhere else in New Jersey. These legal cases based on discrimination have a huge social impact. That’s one of the main reasons you shouldn’t hesitate to speak out and seek the help of our disability discrimination lawyers.