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Protecting Employees with Disabilities: Understanding the Law and Your Options

Employment law is a complex field that covers various aspects of employment, including hiring practices, workplace safety, discrimination, harassment, wages, benefits, and termination. One area of employment law that often gets overlooked is protecting employees with disabilities. In this article, we will explore what you need to know about employment law as it relates to people with disabilities, your options if you are an employee with a disability, and how to seek legal advice if necessary.

Employee Disability LawyerIntroduction to Employment Law and Protecting Employees with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits employers from discriminating against qualified individuals on the basis of their disability in all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, promotion, pay, training, and firing. This means that employers must provide reasonable accommodations for employees who have physical or mental impairments that limit their ability to perform certain tasks at work. Reasonable accommodations may include making changes to the work environment, providing assistive devices or technology, adjusting schedules or job duties, or offering additional training.

Understanding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The ADA defines a person with a disability as someone who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, such as walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, working, or caring for oneself. The law also provides protection for those who have had a history of disability or who are regarded by others as having a disability.

Your Options as an Employee with a Disability

If you are an employee with a disability, there are several things you can do to protect yourself under the law. First, make sure you understand your rights under the ADA and other applicable laws. You should also communicate openly with your employer about your needs and limitations, and work together to find reasonable accommodations that will allow you to perform your job effectively. If your employer fails to provide reasonable accommodations or engages in any form of discrimination based on your disability, you may be able to file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). It’s important to keep detailed records of any incidents or conversations related to your disability and its impact on your employment.

Conclusion: Knowing Your Rights and Seeking Legal Advice

In conclusion, understanding your rights as an employee with a disability is crucial to ensuring fair treatment in the workplace. By knowing the provisions of the ADA and other relevant laws, communicating honestly with your employer, and seeking legal advice when necessary, you can help ensure that you receive equal opportunities and protections in the workplace. If you think you may have a claim for disability discrimination, contact Lytle & Barszcz today to learn more. Our consultations are free.

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The Plaintiff was a minimum wage worker and had been employed less than one (1) month at the Burger King franchise. About a year before working for the company in 2017, she was in a horrific car accident that led to her needing the trachea tube in order to breathe. She was hired by a manager who was informed about the tube and saw it during her initial interview, but a “higher management official” came to the store after she started working and directed that she be terminated because of the trachea tube.

The jury’s award includes $2 million in punitive damages, as well as $30,000 for emotional pain and mental anguish, and $15,519.60 for lost wages, after just a two day trial.

If you think you may have a claim for disability discrimination, contact Lytle & Barszcz today to learn more. Our consultations are free.

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