Those who are disabled have certain legal rights in the workplace, including the right to be protected from discrimination. When an employee is treated differently and unfavorably as a result of a disability, their rights under the law are being breached. At the law office of Coffman Legal, LLC, our Youngstown disability discrimination attorneys can help you to understand your rights and pursue a claim for damages. Reach our law firm directly today for your free consultation.
When considering one’s rights under federal and state laws against discrimination, it’s first important to understand what qualifies as a disability that’s protected under the law. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), not everyone with a medical condition is protected from discrimination; a person must have a qualifying disability as defined by the law. There are three ways to establish that one has a qualifying disability:
Discrimination against a person with a disability can manifest itself in various ways in the workplace. Most commonly, types of disability discrimination will pertain to one of the following categories —
If you have a physical or mental disability, it’s important that you understand that you have the right to reasonable accommodation, and the right to a workplace that is free of harassment and decisions that are based on your disability. If you believe that these rights have been violated, you should consult with a Youngstown disability discrimination attorney as soon as possible. At the office of Coffman Legal, LLC, our lawyers work on a contingency fee basis and always offer free consultations. Please call our law firm directly today to learn more about your rights and how we can help.