Disability Discrimination

The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) prevents both public and private employers from discriminating against an employee because of his or her disability.  

 

If you feel your ADA rights may have been violated anywhere in New Jersey or Pennsylvania, or if you would like to ask about your rights under the ADA, please contact our offices immediately at 856-778-9700 to speak with an attorney. You may also simply click the contact button below and submit an inquiry for the lawyers at our offices to review.

 

 Employees who are protected by the ADA include an employee who:

(1) suffers from a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities;
(2) has a record of such an impairment; or
(3) is being regarded as having such an impairment by his or her employer.

Examples of impairments covered by the ADA include deafness, mobility impairments requiring a wheel chair or scooter, blindness, HIV/AIDS, bipolar disorder, cancer, diabetes, and alcoholism. There are, however, many other conditions that are considered a disability for the purposes of the ADA.

Generally, temporary ailments are not considered a disability according to the ADA. Temporary ailments are usually a condition that lasts less than six months.

When an employee makes a request for an accommodation due to his or her disability, the employer must engage in an interactive process to provide a reasonable accommodation for the disability. The employer also cannot retaliate against an employee for requesting that accommodation or for filing a complaint of disability discrimination.

For more information about disability discrimination in employment and the ADA check out the following websites:

http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/types/disability.cfm

http://www.dol.gov/dol/topic/discrimination/disabilitydisc.htm

http://www.aflcio.org/issues/jobseconomy/workersrights/disc_disability.cfm

http://www.hrhero.com/topics/disability_discrimination.html

http://careerplanning.about.com/cs/personalissues/a/disability_act.htm

 




If you feel you were discriminated against in the hiring process, or were denied advancement opportunities, or were terminated because of your race, gender, age, religion, national origin, or disability anywhere in New Jersey or Pennsylvania, please contact our offices immediately at 856-778-9700 for consultation. You may also submit an inquiry using our secure web form for our offices to review.

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