Columbus Ohio Disability Discrimination Attorneys
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Our Columbus Ohio disability discrimination attorneys regularly handle cases where employees with disabilities are mistreated by their employers. If you suffer from a mental or physical impairment (which constitutes a disability), your employer is required by law to engage in the interactive process to determine what accommodations you need. In addition, your employer must make reasonable accommodations to allow you to work. If your employer fires you or takes other adverse action against you because of your disability, even though you are capable of performing the essential functions of your job with or without reasonable accommodation, you may have a legal claim and should contact our Columbus disability discrimination attorneys. You have rights to reasonable accommodations and our Columbus Ohio disability discrimination lawyers can handle your case.
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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits employers from discriminating against employees with disabilities in all aspects of employment, including but not limited to:
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, disability discrimination by employers occurs because employers look at employees with physical and mental impairments as liabilities or burdens. However, employers are required to accommodate their employees if there are reasonable accommodations that, if made, would allow the employee to continue to work.
Medical Leave as a Reasonable Accommodation
When considering what reasonable accommodation an employee may need, an employer must consider providing additional medical leave. Employers who maintain rigid, inflexible leave policies may be violating the ADA 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 Ohio disability discrimination attorneys.
Return to Work After an Injury or Medical Leave
If you were injured or out on medical leave, an employer cannot require that an employee be fully cleared to work without any restrictions or “100% healed” before allowing an employee to work. By requiring an employee to be 100%, 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 take an adverse employment action, the employee may have a valid legal claim under the ADA against their employer. We would encourage you to contact our Columbus Ohio disability discrimination lawyers to discuss your employment further if you are not permitted to return to work with restrictions.
Contact Our Columbus Ohio Disability Discrimination (ADA) Attorneys Today
If you have any questions about how you have been treated by your employer related to your medical condition, contact our office for free consultation at 614-949-1181 with our Columbus Ohio disability discrimination lawyers.
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