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.

Decades Of Experience Handling Employment Law Matters

Despite this federal law, as well as state and municipal laws protecting employees with disabilities, employers still discriminate against disabled people. At Shulman Kessler LLP, our attorneys have decades of experience in handling disability discrimination issues. We represent employees throughout Long Island, the New York metropolitan area and the United States.

If you suffered discrimination in the workplace, we can fight to protect your rights.

Accommodating All Disabilities In The Workplace

The definition of a disability is not defined by requiring adaptive equipment or a handicapped parking permit. A disability could include many different health problems, including temporary health problems and illnesses. The ADA covers all of these issues when it comes to discrimination against the disabled.

Helping To Resolve Wrongful Actions Of Employers

Employers must 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.

Because many employers do not want to go through the trouble or expense of doing this, they may:

  • Not hire disabled employees
  • Fire a disabled person
  • Deny the request of an employee who requests the adaptation
  • 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 or failed to promote you because of your disability, or if your employer refuses to accommodate your disability, our attorneys can explain your rights and help you resolve the situation.

Put Our Years Of Experience To Work For You

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.

Contact our Melville office to schedule a free consultation. Call us at 888-831-8615 or email us.

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