Workplace Disability Accommodation Law Cases.
Workplace Disability Accommodation in New York State
Have you been denied Workplace Disability Accommodations at work in New York City or New York State?
Disabled workers enjoy the same benefits and privileges as other workers. As long as the accommodation does not entail undue hardship, employers must provide adequate accommodation for disabled workers.
According to the ADA, adequate accommodation is any modification or adjustment that enables a qualified employee to carry out his or her work. The standard and definition also pertain to job applicants.
Although we have come a long way as a society in creating safe and accessible jobs for workers with disabilities, illegal and discriminatory employment practices are still widespread. If a company refuses to provide you with adequate accommodation, speak to one of our disability lawyers at Stillman. Discrimination can affect your ability to find and maintain meaningful employment.
Americans with Disabilities Act
Employers must provide adequate accommodation for disabled workers. In addition, the Americans with Disabilities Act and New York Human Rights Act provide that discrimination occurs when an employer does not treat a qualified person fairly because of a disability or perceived disability.
Illegal discrimination refers to discrimination regarding recruitment, dismissal, remuneration conditions, or privileges in employment, including vocational training. Discrimination can also relate to harassment in the workplace because of a disability.
Federal and state laws prohibit employers from firing an employee because of his or her disability. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) sets a standard for when an employer can dismiss an employee because of a disability, as in cases where the disability impairs an essential work function. This protection also extends to asking for help: employers must not discriminate against a disabled person who requests adequate statutory leave or accommodation.
The ADA, adopted in 1990, prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in the workplace. The ADA does something else in the workplace, too.
If a company refuses to provide you with adequate accommodation, speak to one of our disability lawyers. We have years of experience in handling ADA and ADAAA claims. Our attorneys vigorously represent clients from a focused base of knowledge and experience.
Disabilities should never hinder your ability to succeed in the professional world. If you feel you have been the victim of discrimination in the workplace, sexual harassment, or a violation of your employment rights, call us for free advice to discuss your possible claim. Our lawyers are at your disposal to review your claim, prepare a solid case and recover the damages and justice you deserve!