Washington, D.C., Disability Discrimination Attorneys
Having a Disability Should Not Prevent You From Being Employed
Many people are born with or acquire disabilities over the course of their lives. This does not stop them from being productive members of society and being able to fill roles within any work environment. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was created in 1990 to reinforce this idea and to help define what a disability is and what remedies can be taken to ensure that a disabled person can do his or her job.
Having a disability in the workplace is not insurmountable. Employers are expected to make reasonable accommodation for disabled workers. This may be as simple as rearranging office furniture so that a person in a wheelchair can get around easily or as complicated as having special equipment on hand to allow a person to accurately and correctly perform his or her duties.
Many employers either decide that they don’t want to accommodate disabled people, so they never hire them, or refuse to make the necessary adjustments to allow a person with a disability to work within their system. This is discrimination and must be fought.
Disability Discrimination Lawyers Representing Clients in the District of Columbia and in Federal Cases
It is even possible to be discriminated against because of a perceived disability. You may not hear well, but are still entirely capable of doing the job at hand. Or you may once have been disabled, but have recovered sufficiently to manage all of the employment requirements. Our attorneys can help you figure out if you were turned down or fired because an employer didn’t think you were fit to do the job.
If you feel that you have been the victim of discrimination because you have a disability, we can help you determine whether your case is actionable. We will sit down with you and listen to your story. Having gained a fuller understanding of what has happened to you, we will look into why it happened. The laws applying to disability discrimination can be quite complex. Having an experienced lawyer to interpret them for you is the best way to find out if you have a case and what your options are.
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