You may be able to file a charge against your employer if you have been discriminated against due to a disability. To support your claim, there are certain accommodations and protections that you will be able to utilize. To learn about the details of the Americans with Disabilities Act, continue reading and contact our experienced Atlanta employment discrimination attorney. Our legal team is prepared to walk you through the steps ahead. Give our firm a call today to schedule your initial consultation to get started.
What is the Americans with Disabilities Act?
In companies with at least 15 employees, employees with physical or mental disabilities are protected from discrimination under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The following employees are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act:
- Employees who have formally documented disabilities
- Employees who are regarded as having a physical or mental impairment
- Employees who have a physical or mental impairment that significantly limits at least one major part of their life
Employees who qualify to be covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act are able to request that reasonable accommodations be made by their employer to assist them in completing their job. Some of these accommodations may include the following:
- Providing a wheelchair accessible workplace
- Providing an interpreter for someone who is hearing impaired or blind
- Assisting a person applying for a job
- Providing the ability to attend doctors appointments or treatments, such as a cancer patient undergoing chemotherapy
Can I file a charge?
If you believe that you have been discriminated against in the workplace because of your disabilities, it is important that you take action as soon as possible. The first step you will take is to file your charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Filing your charge must be completed within 180 days of the incident of discrimination. However, if you are a federal employee, it is required for you to speak with an EEO counselor within 45 days of the incident.
If you are interested in filing a charge against your employer in Georgia, look no further than our experienced Atlanta employment rights attorney. Our legal team is prepared to fight for your rights as an employee with disabilities. To learn more about our services and how we can help, give our firm a call today to schedule our initial consultation with our team.
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