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Disability Discrimination

Columbus Disability Discrimination Lawyers | ADA Lawyer

Columbus Disability Discrimination Lawyers

ADA Lawyer in Columbus, Ohio, Protecting Employee Rights

If you suffer from a mental or physical impairment that constitutes a disability, your employer is required by law to make reasonable accommodations to allow you to work. Should you be terminated or harassed because of your disability, even though you are capable of performing your job with or without reasonable accommodation, you may have a legal claim.

No person living with a disability should have to face mistreatment, especially by an employer. At Coffman Legal, our Columbus disability discrimination lawyers are passionate about fighting for employee rights, especially employees who live with disabilities. Whether you are facing termination, harassment, or discrimination, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, pain, and suffering.


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You Have the Same Rights as Other Employees

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits employers from discriminating against employees with disabilities in all aspects of employment, including but not limited to:

  • Hiring
  • Firing
  • Promotion
  • Demotion
  • Compensation

It is illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee because of a disability. People with disabilities should be allowed the same employment opportunities and benefits as others. 

In many cases, employers discriminate against disabled employees because they view employees with physical and mental impairments as liabilities or burdens. However, employers are required to accommodate their employees if reasonable accommodations are available that would allow the employee to continue to work.

This is where an ADA lawyer in Columbus, Ohio, can help. Our team holds your employer accountable for providing the reasonable accommodations you need to continue working. If you have been wrongfully terminated, we may be able to reinstate your employment.

Medical Leave as a Reasonable Accommodation

When considering what reasonable accommodations an employee may need, an employer must consider providing additional medical leave. Employers who maintain rigid, inflexible leave policies may be violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by not providing reasonable accommodation for their employees. In addition, employers who have no-fault attendance policies may be violating the ADA as applied to individuals with disabilities. If you have questions about your medical leave, contact our Columbus disability discrimination lawyers at Coffman Legal.

Return to Work After an Injury or Medical Leave

If you were injured or out on medical leave due to your disability, an employer cannot require that an employee be fully cleared to work without any restrictions or “100% healed” before allowing them to return to work. By requiring an employee to be 100% better, the employer is stating its refusal to provide reasonable accommodations when they are required to do so. If the employer refuses to provide reasonable accommodations or otherwise takes an adverse employment action, the employee may have a valid legal claim under the ADA against the employer. If you have been told by your employer that you cannot return to work with restrictions, it’s time to contact an ADA lawyer in Columbus, Ohio, to protect your rights.

Work With an ADA Lawyer in Columbus, Ohio

If you have any questions about how your employer has treated you regarding your medical condition, contact Coffman Legal for a free consultation with our Columbus disability discrimination lawyers at 614-949-1181.

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