Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), you have a right to be free from discrimination based on your disability. You also have a right to be reasonably accommodated for your disability. Even if you do not think that your injury or illness is a disability, call us to make sure, because what constitutes a disability is expansive under the law.
Employers are liable when you ask for an accommodation for your disability and the employer fails to help. Meredith currently has a case going to trial in the Northern District of Georgia for an employer's violation of this workplace right.
Employers are liable when you have a disability and they discriminate against you because of your disability by reducing your hours, restricting your rights to be at work, writing you up, or commencing some other type of adverse action.
Employers are also liable when they regard you as having a disability and making a decision that you cannot perform your job. When employers do this, they make these decisions without input for your doctor, and make these decisions even when you claim you can perform your job.
If you believe you have been discriminated against because of a disability or illness, call us. We can help.