Everybody has the right to be treated fairly in the workplace. Those with disabilities protected under both state and federal law have extensive workplace protections when it comes to the hiring and employment practices of employers. At The Rager Law Firm, we are dedicated to helping those who face discrimination in the workplace recover the compensation they deserve. Turn to our disability discrimination attorneys for help today so we can get to work ensuring you are treated fairly.
Both federal and state laws protect individuals with certain disabilities from discrimination in the workplace. The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) says that disability discrimination occurs when an employer that is covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or the Rehabilitation Act treats qualified individuals who are employees or applicants unfavorably because of their disability. Federal law also states that it is illegal to treat an applicant or employee less favorably because they have a history of disability, because it is believed they have a physical or mental impairment that is not expected to last, or because they have a minor impairment.
Federal law requires that an employer provide reasonable accommodations to an employee or applicant with a disability unless doing so would cause “significant difficulty or expense for the employer (‘undue hardship’).”
During the latest reporting year in the US, the EEOC says that there were nearly 25,000 charges made by the agency against employers in this country for disability discrimination. That accounts for more than 33% of all charges brought against employers by the EEOC.
Disability discrimination in the workplace occurs in many ways, and the most common claims handled at The Rager Law Firm include the following:
If you or somebody you care about has been discriminated against in the workplace due to a disability, contact a skilled attorney as soon as possible. At The Rager Law Firm, our qualified and experienced team will investigate every aspect of your case in order to secure the compensation you are entitled to. This could include:
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