What Act Provides People With Disabilities Legal Recourse Against Discrimination?

Posted by Carol Bullock

As a disabled employee, you might not be fully aware of your rights in the workplace. In some instances, your workplace might not have the proper accommodations for you to do your job properly. In other instances, it might be a matter of discrimination due to your disability, even if your employer doesn’t mean to be discriminatory in nature. A disability discrimination lawyer will stand up for your rights, and work to ensure you’re not being discriminated against in the workplace. 

Why hire a lawyer? – 

Your disability discrimination lawyer knows your rights. They understand workplace discrimination, standards that employers must be held to, and they’ll fight to ensure you receive everything you should receive, as a disabled employee. 

In many cases, some employees might not even be aware that they suffer from what is considered a “disability.” If you are limited in doing your job, in any way, you might have some form of assistance available to you. And, if your employer has discriminated against you, in any way, due to your disability, you should be compensated for that discriminatory action. Even if you aren’t aware of your rights in the workplace, your attorney is. 

Fight for your rights – 

A disability discrimination lawyer is going to fight for your rights to ensure you receive just compensation. Your lawyer will work to

– Ensure you are treated equally in the workplace

– That you aren’t adversely treated after filing a grievance

– That you receive compensation (monetary or otherwise) if you file a claim

– Ensure you are fully aware of your rights in the workplace

Furthermore, your lawyer is going to work to ensure that your employer takes all necessary steps so that you can do your job, and aren’t facing any hurdles in doing so, because you suffer from a disability. 

For most people, a disability is in your face, and something that you can easily see. However, you don’t have to be in a wheelchair, suffer from an illness, or have other ailments in order to suffer from a disability. If you feel you are discriminated against, or have been, due to a disability, you might want to speak to a lawyer who can help. Regardless of the severity of your disability, you have rights. A lawyer is going to fight for them, and work to ensure you are treated similarly to other workers who don’t suffer from disabilities in the workplace.

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