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Fighting For The Rights Of Disabled Workers

In 1990, the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law. This is usually considered the civil rights act for persons with disabilities. Using the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as models, the ADA provides protections for people with disabling conditions and dictates that they not be discriminated against based upon their abilities or disabilities.

Although everyone should be given the opportunity to show their talents and skills in the workplace, some employers use disability as an excuse for denying or limiting employment.

At the Hamilton Law Firm, P.C., we have handled numerous cases of disability discrimination where an employee was unable to work to his or her potential due to discrimination from an employer. When reasonable accommodations are not provided, or individuals are fired or precluded from promotions due to disabilities, there must be consequences for the employer.

If you believe your employer has discriminated against you because of your disability, contact our firm. We can review your claim to determine if you have cause for action and compensation.

What Constitutes A Disability?

A disability is generally defined by the ADA as "a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities; or a record of such impairment; or being regarded as having such an impairment."

In 2009, a number of amendments that were made to the act became effective. These changes were designed to broaden the definition of disability, thereby reversing some previously established case law that had restricted the definition in the past.

Even though a disability still needs to be extensively documented, the amendments allow for more illnesses and conditions to fall into the category of "disability."

Making Accommodations In The Workplace

Your employer is legally compelled to provide reasonable workplace accommodations for your documented physical or mental disabilities. If they have not, or you have been discriminated against due to the accommodations you have requested, we may be able to help you pursue a claim based upon the illegal actions taken against you.

Providing Guidance To Employers

Because of our background in business law, we also help employers ensure that they are making the proper accommodations for employees who have self-identified that they have a disability.

We can make sure human resource administrators understand federal laws concerning disabled workers and that management is taking the right steps to help disabled workers and avoid discriminatory practices.

Get In Touch With Us Today

Disability discrimination is illegal and disheartening for employees. If you have been discriminated against because of your disability, or you are an employer who is defending yourself against a claim, we encourage you to reach out to us today to schedule an initial consultation.

You can meet with a knowledgeable lawyer at our offices in Princeton, New Jersey. Simply call 800-742-1490 or send us a message online to schedule an appointment.

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