You have rights as a working U.S. citizen, and law binds your employer to reasonably accommodate you if you are disabled. Inform yourself and be prepared to keep a record of the details of discrimination, before and after. If you feel you have been discriminated against by your employer, we are here for you.
How is disability defined in the United States?
According to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Americans with Disabilities Act, disability is defined as: “A person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment.” *
Some examples of physical or mental include:
HIV/AIDS or hepatitis
Epilepsy or some other seizure disorder
(This is in not an exhaustive list of disabilities, but it indicates that there are many variations.)
According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: “The law requires an employer to provide reasonable accommodation to an employee or job applicant with a disability unless doing so would cause significant difficulty or expense for the employer (“undue hardship”).” **
Armed with the information mentioned above, we would like you to know that you are not alone in cases of discrimination in the workplace. The law is on your side, and if you have been discriminated against, you could be entitled to compensation for a variety of losses in your personal and professional life. Raynes | Erickson Attorneys at Law are prepared to be your voice in court and have the professional experience needed to handle your case. Timing can be critical, so please contact us today for your free, no obligation, confidential legal consultation.