Fight Disability Discrimination In The Workplace
Although this country has made great progress in recent years in removing some of the barriers that can prevent people with disabilities from achieving the highest level of success in the workplace, numerous private employers and government entities continue to discriminate against disabled individuals when making significant employment decisions.
As a result, federal and state laws have been enacted to protect disabled employees who are capable of performing the essential functions of their jobs, as well as employees who are not actually disabled but are regarded as such by their employer. Employers cannot discriminate against these individuals in job application procedures, hiring, firing, advancement, compensation, job training or any other terms, conditions and privileges of employment. Employers are also required to provide otherwise qualified disabled employees with reasonable accommodations to allow them to carry out their job duties in spite of their disability.
Individuals protected by these laws include people with mental and physical disabilities and substance abusers who are in treatment. Regardless of the basis of your actual or perceived disability, however, if you believe you may be a victim of discrimination, it is imperative that you contact an attorney familiar with disability and employment law to vindicate your rights and protect your best interests. At Mezibov Butler, our attorneys are experienced advocates for clients who have been discriminated against on the basis of disability, and they will guide you in challenging discriminatory practices in your workplace.