The Americans with Disabilities Act (the “ADA”) was enacted by Congress to prevent discrimination in employment based on a disability. Specifically, the law prohibits employers from discriminating against qualified individuals based on a disability with regard to application procedures, hiring, promotion, termination, compensation, job training, and other conditions of employment. The law applies to those with actual disabilities as well employees that may be “regarded as” disabled by an employer.
Disability discrimination can occur when an employer fails or refuses to make reasonable accommodations to address known physical or mental limitations of an individual with a disability who is an applicant or employee. Reasonable accommodations may include a modified work schedule, reassignment to a vacant position, acquisition or modification of equipment or devices, appropriate adjustment or modifications of examinations, training materials or policies, the provision of qualified readers or interpreters, and other similar accommodations for individuals with disabilities.
Espy Law has experience representing workers experiencing disability discrimination. If you think that you were overlooked for a job, demoted, or fired due to your disability, seek help from an attorney so that you understand your rights and your employer’s legal obligations.