New York employees may be interested in some information about disability discrimination and what is prohibited by federal law. There are many types of discrimination in the workplace against those with disabilities, from outright harassment to failure to accommodate properly for the employee's disability.
Workers in New York may benefit from learning more about what disability discrimination is and the remedies available to people who are victimized by it. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, disability discrimination occurs when an employer covered under the Rehabilitation Act or the Americans with Disabilities Act treats an applicant or employee unfavorably due to a perceived disability. In addition, the discrimination may be prohibited if it focuses on the victim's prior history.
New York workers might be interested in a recent ruling on a discrimination case filed against a national big-box department store. An employee in Houston has recently sued Target Corporation, alleging retaliation, disability discrimination and race and color discrimination. An Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaint, which had not yet benefited the employee, was filed before the man took the case to court.
In 2014, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a disability discrimination complaint against a hospital for terminating an employee with a disability in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA").