No One Should Experience Disability Discrimination
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for a disabled employee who is otherwise qualified for the position in question. What is a reasonable accommodation? Any accommodation that would not impose an undue hardship on the business. For example, providing a stool for a worker to use while sorting items on an assembly line could be considered reasonable, while purchasing new machinery to allow a person to perform job duties may be considered unreasonable due to the cost.
If you have been terminated or harassed as a result of your disability, you may have a viable claim for disability discrimination. The attorneys of JKFM in Cleveland can inform you of your rights and determine whether it is in your best interest to bring a claim against your employer. We have been handling discrimination and all aspects of employment law for more than 35 years, and we have a tremendous track record of success in this complex area of the law.
What Does “Regarded As Disabled” Mean?
You do not have to be disabled to be the victim of disability discrimination. Sometimes, even the idea that someone may be disabled results in them being treated unlawfully by supervisors, managers and co-workers.
For example, if an employee has back surgery and has to use a cane to walk during the recovery process, it would be disability discrimination if supervisors started making complaints about walking too slow and trying to force him out of his or her job. Ask more employment law questions in a free initial consultation.
Protect Your Rights. Contact JKFM.
It will cost you nothing to find out if you have a viable claim for disability discrimination under federal or Ohio law. Contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced employment lawyer. Call 216-592-8364 or call toll-free at 888-341-5854.