For millions of Americans living with disabilities, the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act did more than open doors to the workplace; it signaled a shift in civil rights awareness that continues to evolve and expand its protections to other demographics within our society.
Disability discrimination cases typically hinge on what the essential functions of a job are and whether an accommodation creates an “undue burden” on the employer (if it does, they do not need to make the accommodation).
Encompassing the criteria outlined in job applications to the hiring process, compensation and advancement, disability discrimination can occur in all types of work environments and industries. Some common examples of workplace discrimination against disabled persons include:
Whether you, a family member or a co-worker is experiencing workplace discrimination based on race, gender, sexual preference or because of a permanent or temporary disability, it’s important to speak out and take legal action with the help of a skilled lawyer.
At our firm, we don’t just talk about doing the right thing; we put our words into action. We know that making positive social changes often requires strong legal action. At Higgins Law Firm, PLLC, we put our experience and tested methods to work protecting those who want to make their workplaces safe for all employees. During an initial consultation we can discuss your issue, go over the law, including the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), and come up with creative solutions for presenting a strong case.