Having a disability, or caring for a spouse or child with a disability, comes with difficulties that outsiders can hardly fathom. Daily life is almost always made more challenging for those with disabilities. If you have an employer who lacks empathy and understanding on top of it all, it can make earning a living impossible, which only adds to the hurdles that you already have to get over. Fortunately, under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), employers are prohibited from discriminating against employees with mental or physical disabilities, or employees who have a relationship with someone who has a disability. If your employer has violated the law by discriminating against you, you can hold them accountable by filing an employment lawsuit. Our Dayton disability discrimination attorneys at Coffman Legal can help you recover the financial damages that have been forced upon you.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines a disabled person as someone who:
Employers with 15 or more employees are prohibited from using an employee’s disability as a reason for making any of the following employment decisions:
In addition to negative employment decisions being made by employers based on an employee’s real or perceived disability, disabled employees and employees who have a relationship with a disabled person are entitled to “reasonable accommodations.” Employers who fail to provide reasonable accommodations, such as constructing a wheelchair ramp or allowing more frequent rest breaks can be held accountable by being sued. We can help ensure that your employer makes the accommodation, and that you are fairly compensated for any loss in wages or other damages that you have accrued because of your employer’s refusal to make the reasonable accommodation.
According to Vox, there has been a 56 percent decrease in the number of disabled workers being paid the minimum wage, just in the last five years. Many states allow employers to pay disabled people less, while other employers simply break the law. Regardless, employment is becoming more and more of a challenge for disabled workers since 2016. If you believe that your employer has discriminated against you, call the Coffman Legal, LLC today at 614-949-1181 to schedule a free consultation.