Trust Our Attorneys To Protect The Rights Of The Disabled
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal law that protects disabled individuals from workplace discrimination. This law prohibits employers from discriminating against individuals with disabilities when making employment-related decisions. For example, an employer cannot terminate someone simply because he has a physical disability.
This isn’t the only protection provided by the ADA. Under this law, employers are also required to make reasonable accommodations for disabled individuals. If your right to a reasonable accommodation has been violated, contact the employment law attorneys at Beeman Heifner Benge as soon as possible.
Understanding Your Rights To Reasonable Accommodations
A reasonable accommodation is an adjustment or modification that an employer can make to help disabled individuals perform their job or enjoy employment benefits. These modifications may affect the hiring process, application, work environment or job duties.
The reasonable accommodations that disabled individuals need vary on a case-by-case basis depending on the nature of their work and disabilities. Some examples of reasonable accommodations may include:
- Providing a sign language interpreter to a deaf job candidate during a job interview
- Allowing an employee with diabetes to take short breaks throughout their shift in order to monitor their blood sugar levels
- Making an office more wheelchair accessible for a disabled employee who uses a wheelchair
- Installing software that magnifies the text on the computer screen for a worker who has low vision
- Adjusting the company’s policy that bans animals in the workplace in order to accommodate an employee with a service animal
These accommodations give disabled individuals the opportunity to perform their job duties and enjoy the benefits of employment. If an employer refuses to make a reasonable accommodation, they could be held liable for disability discrimination.
Contact Our Firm To Discuss Your Legal Options
It’s important to seek legal representation from the experienced disability discrimination attorneys at Beeman Heifner Benge. We are passionate about helping disabled individuals enforce their rights and hold their employers accountable for their discriminatory practices. Let us fight to recover the compensation you are entitled to by law. Schedule a consultation by calling 765-234-1783 or filling out our online contact form.