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Disability Discrimination in the Workplace

Discrimination Based on an Actual or Perceived Disability

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination based on disability. Employers may not make decisions related to hiring, firing, promotions, job assignments or compensation based upon an employee's disability or history of a disability, whether this disability is actual or simply perceived. If a potential hire or employee is disabled but can perform the essential duties associated with the job at hand, the employee is entitled to be treated the same as non-disabled employees.

The law also requires employers to make reasonable accommodations to help a disabled employee perform his or her job, unless the accommodations would pose an undue hardship for the employer. If you become disabled as a result of a workplace injury or an accident outside of work, or if you have or develop a disability and your employer denies your request for a reasonable accommodation, you may have a valid disability discrimination claim against your employer.

If you are disabled, you are entitled to the same opportunities and treatment as non-disabled employees, as long as you are qualified for and able to perform the key responsibilities associated with the position you are applying for or are performing. Disability discrimination is nonetheless often present in the workplace. The Law Offices of Fern Trevino strives to assist victims of disability discrimination and if necessary, will take legal action against those responsible for this form of workplace discrimination.

An attorney from the Law Offices of Fern Trevino can counsel you on your legal rights and available options in the face of disability discrimination, whether your disability is physical or mental, actual or perceived.

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