Unfortunately, disability discrimination is an all too common problem in today’s society. According to a recent Cornell University population survey, in 2011, an estimated 8.1 percent of individuals aged 18-64 reported a workplace limitation. This study also revealed that 33.4 percent of disabled individuals aged 21-64 were employed. Disability discrimination can lead to significant obstacles in both your professional and personal lives. The Reddy Law Firm, PC provides a vast amount of information and legal guidance to help you determine the most appropriate course of action for your specific situation. Get the help you need in a compassionate and understanding environment.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted in 1990 and is designed to prohibit disability-based discrimination and ensure that all people receive the same opportunities and treatment. The ADA protects:
Employers with more than 15 employees are required to adhere to ADA standards and must make reasonable accommodations for prospective and current employees with a disability, unless these accommodations would present an undue hardship for the employer. Reasonable accommodations can include altering a work environment to make it easier for disabled individuals to apply for a job, perform job duties and enjoy the benefits associated with employment.
There are several factors that may impact the likelihood of success for your case. Each case is different and presents its own unique challenges. In previous years, ADA cases and discrimination laws were primarily focused on people with physical disabilities, such as walking and talking impairments. However, mental impairments are becoming more prevalent and the ADA can be used to protect people with diagnosed mental disorders, such as depression, anxiety, personality disorders and substance abuse and addiction. An experienced disability discrimination law firm gives you the resources you need to analyze the circumstances of your case and develop the most appropriate course of action.
The Reddy Law Firm, PC is devoted to helping you overcome the challenges and prejudices you may face as a person with a disability. Contact K.P. Reddy online or call 678-629-3246 to discuss your case today.