Disability Discrimination

We all face obstacles in our lives. Sometimes those obstacles are just part of life and sometimes those obstacles are put in front of us by others.

Employers sometimes impose obstacles to employment that have nothing to do with your ability to do the job. Employers also sometimes refuse to eliminate obstacles they could easily eliminate even when those obstacles have nothing to do with the job or your ability to do it. A simple fix like a bigger computer screen, a flexible work schedule, a quiet work area, or access to an elevator all can make the difference between an employee with a disability being able to provide for their family and unemployment or public assistance.

Discrimination against people with disabilities is illegal. Both state and federal laws prohibit employers from refusing to hire individuals with disabilities. State and federal laws require employers to eliminate obstacles to employment for people with disabilities. If you have a disability or a limiting medical condition, these laws require employers to discuss possible accommodations with you to allow you to overcome obstacles in the workplace.

When an employer refuses to hire you, refuses to listen to your requests, or denies you an accommodation that would make it easier for you to do your job, they violate the law. From precedent-setting litigation before state and federal trial and appellate courts to multiple seven-figure verdicts, attorneys at Thorman Petrov Group have aggressively pursued the rights of individuals with disabilities. Call us if you feel that your employer has violated those rights.