A Disability Should Not Disqualify You From Doing Your Job
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits employers from discriminating against employees with disabilities or perceived disabilities. It also requires employers to reasonably accommodate an employee's disability in the workplace. Despite this federal law, as well as state and municipal laws governing employees with disabilities, employers still discriminate against disabled people. Our lawyers handle disability discrimination issues on Long Island and throughout the New York metropolitan area.
Long Island and New York City Lawyers Handling ADA Discrimination
The definition of a disability is not defined by requiring adaptive equipment or a handicapped parking permit. Many different health problems can be considered a disability, including temporary health problems and illnesses. The ADA covers all of these issues when it comes to discrimination against the disabled.
Employers are required to accommodate employees with disabilities. This may be something as simple as rearranging the furniture to make the workplace wheelchair friendly or as complicated as purchasing adaptive equipment to allow an employee to do his or her job. Many employers do not want to go to the trouble or expense, and so they may not hire disabled employees. Or they may fire or deny the request of an employee who requests the adaptation, or may overlook a disabled employee for promotion if the new position involves any outlay to allow the employee to do the job.
All of these situations are wrong. If you believe your employer fired you or laid you off because of your disability, or if your employer refuses to accommodate your disability, our attorneys can tell you your rights and help you resolve the situation.
The law firm of Shulman Kessler has handled many cases of disability discrimination throughout the New York City metropolitan region. Our lawyers understand what you have at stake and how important your job is to you, regardless of the severity of your disability. We know how to help you enforce your rights.
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