Discriminated Against at Work Because of a Disability?
We’ve come a long way since 1990 and the passing of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA).
Discrimination in the workplace, however, has not faded away.
No matter what form it takes or how it manifests itself, disability discrimination in the workplace is illegal. You do not need to accept it, you can fight back – with Hux Law Firm, LLC’s help.
What is Disability Discrimination?
The ADA prohibits discrimination against workers based on a disability.
Disability discrimination in the workplace takes many forms and can occur anytime – even during the hiring process. It is unlawful to discriminate against someone because of their disability when it comes to the terms, conditions, or benefits of employment
In addition, employers must accommodate their employees if those accommodations would allow the employee to continue to work. Reasonable accommodation can include things like additional medical leave or return to work at less than full time.
How to Know It’s Disability Discrimination
Simply put – an employee’s disability should never be a factor when considering pay, promotions, work evaluations, or any other work related issues.
If a business:
- Hires someone less qualified than you.
- Terminates your employment despite good performance reviews.
- Pays work peers more than you.
- Promotes under qualified employees over you.
- Lays you off despite seniority or expertise.
- Imposes unfair or disproportionate disciplinary action.
… and your disability was a factor, your rights have been violated.
What to Do
Report it – in writing – to the Human Resources department. The sooner the better. Then document everything you can from performance reviews to emails and notices. As you’re doing that, call Hux Law Firm, LLC. You’ll need professional help from an attorney well versed and experienced in disability discrimination cases.
If you’re experiencing discrimination because of a disability the chances are great it will not stop. Call Hux Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation. There are strict deadlines for filing discrimination actions, so the sooner you call the better. We know what’s at stake. We understand that what’s at stake is more than a court awarding you back pay, front pay, damages for emotional distress, punitive damages, and attorney fees. Success is standing up for your principles and being heard while doing so. This may be the 21st Century, but disability discrimination in the workplace still happens. It should never occur. Disability Discrimination is not only reprehensible, it’s illegal. Don’t put up with it.