Disability Discrimination at Work
Federal Law and many state law prohibit employers from treating an employee less well because of their disability. The laws against disability discrimination protect employees who have a physical or mental condition that substantially limits a major life activity, have a history of a disability, or who have been subjected to an adverse employment action because of a physical or mental impairment that an employee has or which their employer perceives them to have.
If you have a disability, you can ask your employer to provide a reasonable accommodation. An accommodation is a change that your employer can make to help you at work. If you ask for a reasonable accommodation, your employer is required to provide one, so long as it doing so does not cause an undue hardship for the employer. Examples of some reasonable accommodations might include changes to your work schedule, letting you work from home (telework), providing leave for treatment or management of your disability, reassigning you to a different job or position, or making the workplace accessible. Your employer is not required to give you the exact accommodation you requested, so long as they provide an accommodation that is effective.
If you are dealing with harassment or discrimination at your job because of your disability, or if you have been denied a reasonable accommodation for your disability, please call us to speak to an employment discrimination attorney today.