Experienced Disability Discrimination Lawyers in Ohio
Workplace discrimination shows itself in many different forms, however federal law specifically prohibits employers, business owners and/or other entities from treating disabled employees, team members or job applicants unfairly because of a disability. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) uniquely protects employees and job applicants from losing jobs and employment opportunities. Our expert disability discrimination attorneys are here to ensure you have been granted the same opportunities as those that don’t share your disability.
The ADA is Invoked Most Often in Disability Discrimination Cases & Works In Two Ways:
The ADA makes it illegal to treat a person with disabilities differently from anyone else when it comes to hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoffs, training, benefits, and working conditions.
The ADA ensures that people with disabilities receive equal treatment by requiring employers to make reasonable accommodations for individuals who are qualified to perform assigned tasks, but may need modifications to equipment, schedules, or working conditions in order to do so.
What is my employer required to do in order to comply with "reasonable accommodations?"
An employer is required to engage in what ADA regulations call the “interactive process.”
This is a discussion between the worker, managers and supervisors about what can be done to ensure that an employee can continue working or that a qualified job applicant can complete the application process. Unfortunately, the ADA does not offer a definition for what a “reasonable accommodation” is.