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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as well as several state and local laws, provide rights and protections to workers who have, or are regarded by others as having, a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. Walking, talking, seeing, hearing and learning are a few of the major life activities that a disability might affect.
Employers with 15 or more employees are required under law to provide fair treatment for disabled workers and job applicants in regard to:
Reasonable accommodations — If you require certain accommodations in order to do your job effectively, employers are required to provide them, as long as doing so is not too difficult or too expensive.
Hiring and promotion — As long as a disabled job applicant or employee is qualified to perform the essential functions of a job, it is unlawful for an employer to look less favorably on them when making hiring or promotion decisions.
Compensation — Paying a disabled employee less than other workers is illegal. It is also illegal for employers to use other discriminatory practices that affect compensation.
Benefits — Employers cannot offer lesser medical benefits to disabled individuals or to individuals with a record of physical or mental impairment.
A request for reasonable accommodations is considered “protected activity.” An employer is not allowed to take any negative action against an employee because he or she requested reasonable accommodations. Any negative action taken because of a request for reasonable accommodations is considered retaliation and is against the law.
Contact An Experienced Employment Attorney For Your Disability Discrimination Claim
If you have been denied reasonable accommodations or otherwise have been treated unfairly because your disability, the Law Office of Jonathan W. Chase will assert your rights under the law to seek remedy against this form of discrimination. Call my Philadelphia office at 215-967-1544 or contact me via email ([email protected]) to schedule a free consultation.