If you have been discriminated against due to a disability, you may be eligible to hold your employer accountable by filing a charge. There are certain protections and accommodations that you will be able to utilize to support your claim. Continue reading to learn the details of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To learn more about the claims filing process, give our firm a call. We would be happy to walk you through the process.
What is the Americans with Disabilities Act?
Employees who have physical or mental disabilities are protected from discrimination in companies with at least 15 employees under Title I of the Americans With Disabilities Act. Employees who meet the following qualifications are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act:
- 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 have formally documented disabilities
Employees who are covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act can request that reasonable accommodations are made by their employer to assist them in completing their job. Some of the accommodations that these individuals can request include the following:
- Making the workplace wheelchair accessible
- Helping a person apply for a job
- Providing an interpreter for someone who is blind or hearing impaired
- Ability to attend doctors appointments or treatments, such as a cancer patient undergoing chemotherapy
If I have been discriminated against in the workplace due to my disabilities, can I file a charge?
It is important to take prompt action if you believe that you have been discriminated against in the workplace. The first step you will take is to file your charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. This must be completed within 180 days of the incident of discrimination. If you are a federal employee, you must speak with an EEO counselor within 45 days of the incident.
If you require assistance with his process, look no further than our experienced employment attorney. Our firm will walk you through each step of the process ahead and will fight for your right to hold your employer accountable.
Give us a call today to learn more about our services and how we can assist you. We’d be happy to schedule your initial consultation.
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