Americans with Disabilities Act
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), it is against the law for an employer to harass, discriminate against, terminate, or treat an employee or applicant differently because of their disability, including a record of being disabled and/or the employer regarding the employee as being disabled. Employers have the responsibility to reasonably accommodate an employee with disabilities unless such accommodations would cause significant difficulty or expense.
Examples of prohibited disability discrimination acts may include, but are not limited to the following:
- retaliating against an individual for requesting a reasonable accommodation;
- treating other employees differently regarding employment benefits because of their disability;
- terminating an employee because of his/her disability;
- subjecting an employee to a hostile work environment because of his/her disability;
- failing to hire an employee because of his/her disability;
- providing an employee with unfounded performance criticism because of his/her disability;
- making offensive remarks about an individual’s disability;
- denying advancement or promotion because of an individual’s disability; or
- refusing to provide a reasonable accommodation for an individual with a disability in order to aid them in the performance of their job functions.
A reasonable accommodation is one that assists a person with a disability in performing his/her job duties.
Reasonable accommodations can come in all different forms. Examples of reasonable accommodations may include, but are not limited to the following:
- taking necessary measures to make sure the office is fully accessible;
- providing necessary equipment to allow the employee to perform the job duties;
- modifying an employee's work hours or providing the employee with an adjusted work schedule if they are not able to work normal hours;
- providing the employee with a reasonable leave of absence;
- providing printed material in larger fonts for those who may have trouble seeing small text; and
- limiting an employee's non-essential job functions and/or assigning non-essential job tasks to other employees.
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If your employer has discriminated against you or treated you unfairly because you have a disability it is important you speak with the lawyers of Console Mattiacci Law, LLC as soon as possible. If you are a qualified applicant of a particular job and believe that you have been discriminated against due to a disability it is important to act quickly.
The employment lawyers of Console Mattiacci Law, LLC have extensive knowledge and experience representing employees with claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as well as state and federal laws that prohibit disability discrimination in the workplace.
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Pennsylvania Human Relations Act and New Jersey Law Against Discrimination
In addition to the ADA, there are also state laws in place to prohibit discrimination towards employees with disabilities. Both the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination makes it illegal for employers to discriminate against employees based on disabilities.
Discrimination in the workplace is not only limited to disabilities but may also be based on other factors such as sex, race, gender, age, and religion.
Disability Employment Lawyer | Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Whether you have a disability that you have been living with since birth or something you are still in the process of adjusting to, living with a disability can be extremely difficult. Employers who discriminate against employees or applicants because of a disability can make it even harder for them to do something they are fully qualified to do.
If you believe that you have been discriminated against for having a disability, being regarded as being disabled or having a record of disability, in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, it is important to speak with the attorneys of Console Mattiacci Law, LLC as soon as possible.
Our lawyers have been recognized for their skill in this area of law and for their dedication to protecting the rights of disabled employees for decades. Facing an employer may seem like a scary task if you are doing it by yourself, which is why our lawyers are here to fight to make sure your rights are protected.
Contact Console Mattiacci Law, LLC at 215-545-7676 to discuss your legal matters with an experience attorney today.
This page was last updated on April 20, 2017.
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