Just because you suffer from a disability does not mean that you should be treated any differently when it comes to obtaining employment. In fact, under the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is against the law for employers to treat employees with disabilities any different from other employees by denying them job opportunities, promotions, equal pay or any other type of unfair treatment in the workplace. Additionally, under the Americans with Disabilities Acts, an employer must provide a reasonable accommodation to a disabled employee who, if accommodated, can perform his or her job functions properly. If you feel you are being treated unfairly because of your disability or your employer is refusing to accommodate your disability, then contact the Law Office Of Yuriy Moshes, P.C. today at (888) 445-0234 to obtain a disability discrimination lawyer.
Reasonable accommodation is any modification or adjustment to a job or the work environment that will enable a qualified applicant or employee with a disability to participate in the application process or to perform essential job functions. Reasonable accommodation also includes adjustments to assure that a qualified individual with a disability has rights and privileges in employment equal to those of employees without disabilities. Reasonable accommodates for a disability may include handicap accesses, railings, ramps and other such facilities that make it so that disabled people can access the workplace premises just as other employees can. If an employer refuses to provide a reasonable accommodation or chooses not to hire an applicant simply because he or she will require an accommodation in the future, then the disabled applicant could very well have a solid disability discrimination case against the employer. A reasonable accommodation for a disability may also include: restructuring a job; modifying work schedules; acquiring or modifying equipment; providing qualified readers or interpreters; or appropriately modifying examinations, training, or other programs.
Specific disabilities are covered by disability laws that prevent employers from harassing, firing or discriminating against employees because of their injuries or conditions. While there are numerous disabilities covered under the laws, the general categories include any injuries that prevent employees from working for a certain period of time, injuries that require surgeries, any types of disease or disabilities such as epilepsy or asthma and any type of mental disability such as bipolar disorder or chronic depression.
In order to bring a claim for disability discrimination or retaliation under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the employer must have had 15 or more employees on its payroll for 20 weeks of the year, during which the discrimination or retaliation took place. In order to bring a claim for disability discrimination or retaliation under the New York State Human Rights Law (employment anywhere in New York State) or the New York City Human Rights Law (employment within the 5 boroughs of New York City) the employer must have a minimum of 4 or more employees on its payroll.
At the Law Office Of Yuriy Moshes, P.C., we are committed to ensuring that you get treated fairly in the workplace. When you come to us with a discrimination claim or lawsuit, we will fight aggressively to secure your rights and make sure that you receive equal treatment. We won’t stand for any employer harassing or discriminating against you, and we will use all the resources within our power to win your case and/or secure you a settlement that fairly compensates you for your pain and suffering. Do not hesitate a moment longer if you believe that you are a victim or disability discrimination. Call the Law Office Of Yuriy Moshes, P.C. today at (888)) 445-0234, and speak with our legal experts to begin the process of filing your disability discrimination claim against any unfair employer or employment agency.