Assertive Legal Counsel For Disability Discrimination Cases
It is unlawful for employers to discriminate on the basis of an employee’s or applicant’s disabling condition, when the condition qualifies as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you believe you were treated in a discriminatory way due to a physical or psychological condition from which you suffer, seek the advice of an experience attorney.
Based in Naugatuck, Employee Advocates, LLC, is a law firm dedicated to protecting and defending the rights of employees across Connecticut. Our founder, Len McDermott, has more than 35 years of experience within the labor relations system, including more than 20 years as an attorney. During that time, he has handled a range of employment discrimination issues, wrongful termination cases and retaliation claims, many of which involved disabled employees.
Examples Of Qualified Disabilities
The ADA and Connecticut law provide individuals the right to take legal action against employers for disability discrimination when the person’s condition qualifies as a disability under the law. Qualifying disabilities include a variety of physical, psychological and psychiatric ailments that limit major life activities such as:
- Seeing or hearing
- Standing or walking
- Performing manual tasks
- Reaching, lifting or bending
What Are Reasonable Accommodations?
Connecticut employers, regardless of industry, are obligated to provide reasonable accommodations for disabled employees, so long as the accommodation does not amount to undue hardship or expense. Employee Advocates, LLC, has handled many cases in which reasonable accommodations were at issue. Some examples of reasonable accommodations are:
- Making physical alterations to an employee’s work area
- Modify an employee’s job duties
- Modify existing job
- Allowing more time for a disabled employee to complete work
- Transfer a disabled employee to a new department that is better suited to accommodate the employee
Ready To Protect Your Rights
If you feel as though your disability resulted in discrimination against you at work, call a lawyer from Employee Advocates, LLC, to discuss your options. You can reach our Naugatuck office by calling toll free 888-496-0638 or by sending us an email. Your initial consultation is free.