Disability discrimination in the workplace is illegal. Disability discrimination involves unfair treatment in the workplace on the basis of disability. The federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that employers covered by the law provide reasonable accommodations to known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees. This law applies whether the employee works part-time or full-time. New York State and New York City laws such as the New York City Human Rights Law and New York State Human Rights Law also prohibit disability discrimination.
Disability discrimination can include:
Reasonable accommodations can include modifications to the work environment or to the way the job is customarily done, to help a disabled employee perform the duties of the job. Examples of reasonable accommodation can include modifying the employee’s work schedule, making facilities accessible to the disabled (e.g. making ramps), modifying tests and training materials, and modifying or buying new equipment.
Some examples of disability discrimination in the workplace might include:
- Statements such as “He’s not capable of performing these job duties,” or “She’s unqualified for this job”
- Derogatory comments about an employee’s disability, e.g. “retarded”
- Refusing an employee’s request for time off to get medical treatment for a disability; terminating the employee instead
- Refusing to make changes to make the facility accessible to the disabled
Phillips & Associates is one of the leading New York workplace discrimination firms. We have successfully represented many employees in New York City and the Tri-State area who have been discriminated against on the basis of disability. At Phillips & Associates, we take pride in our outstanding employment law attorneys who have gained recognition in their field. We believe in honest, open communication with all of our clients throughout the entire representation.DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT EXPERIENCED DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION ATTORNEYS AT PHILLIPS & ASSOCIATES
If you have been discriminated against because of a disability, you may be entitled to recover compensation. However, there is a statute of limitations to bring a disability discrimination lawsuit, so it is important to contact a New York disability discrimination attorney as soon as possible. At Phillips & Associates, your initial consultation with us is always free. During the consultation we will help answer your questions, explain the disability discrimination laws that apply in your situation, and discuss the legal options you can pursue. Our firm will come up with a legal strategy that suits your needs and will achieve the best outcome possible for you. At Phillips & Associates, we handle all of our cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay no attorney’s fees unless we win compensation for you. To find out how Phillips & Associates can provide you with quality legal representation, browse our latest cases in the news for more information.
If you have experienced disability discrimination in the workplace, contact the law firm of Phillips & Associates by calling (212) 248-7431 or fill out our online Contact Us form to set up a free initial consultation with an experienced New York disability discrimination lawyers to discuss your case. We look forward to providing you with the highest quality legal representation.
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