In New York City and the surrounding areas, employment lawyers like the ones at Leeds Brown Law P.C., represent victims of workplace discrimination. State and federal laws protect workers from discrimination in all areas of employment because of various characteristics.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the federal law makes it unlawful for an employer to discriminate against an individual with a disability. The law applies to employers with 15 or more employees. New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL) also makes it unlawful to discriminate against an employee or job applicant because of a disability but applies to employers with 4 or more employees. The laws require that an employer makes a reasonable accommodation for a disabled individual as long as doing so does not impose an undue hardship.
When does workplace discrimination occur? An employee with a known or perceived physical or intellectual disability may be denied a job for which he is completely qualified. An employer may refuse to grant a reasonable accommodation to someone because she is hearing impaired. An employee may be harassed or denied opportunities because of a disability. When any of these situations occur, the victim may be entitled to file a discrimination claim or lawsuit and receive monetary compensation in addition to other appropriate relief.
Lawyers at Leeds Brown have been fighting for decades to enforce employment rights in New York and across the country. Our attorneys are passionate about the work we do and go to great lengths to see that the courts hold businesses accountable when they unlawfully discriminate against employees with disabilities.
If an employer, prospective employer or recruiter has refused to grant you reasonable accommodation, unlawfully terminated your position or discriminated against you in any other way because of your disability, speak with someone at Leeds Brown. Find out what you can do to protect your rights and receive equal opportunity and treatment as the law requires.
Under the ADA and according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), it is unlawful to discriminate against someone with a disability in any area of employment. An employer may not make an employment decision based on an individual’s disability, meaning an employer may not discriminate when firing, hiring, compensating, assigning job duties, training, promoting, providing benefits or laying off employees.
An employer or prospective employer has an obligation to provide a disabled individual with a reasonable accommodation if needed. In other words, if the employee or applicant can perform the job or tasks with a reasonable accommodation, the employer must provide it as long as it does not impose an undue hardship. A reasonable accommodation may include the following:
If you have a disability and have experienced any of the following, you may have a claim for unlawful workplace discrimination.
Employment discrimination attorneys at Leeds Brown can help determine if the discrimination you have experienced because of your disability, in the workplace or as an applicant, is unlawful under the ADA or NYSHRL. We can help you obtain an accommodation, employment, and monetary damages after being the victim of discrimination.
The following situations are from actual cases of employment discrimination processed by the EEOC:
Experienced professionals at Leeds Brown, concentrating on employment law in Long Island and New York, are available to help you pursue relief under the laws that prohibit disability discrimination in the workplace. If you have a physical or mental impairment and have been
Seek help from lawyers who care. At Leeds Brown, our attorneys love what we do, and it shows in our dedication to our clients. We take a hands-on, team-based approach to employment discrimination cases, which means clients receive personal service from concerned advocates who believe in equal rights for all workers.
You can reach someone at Leeds Brown 24/7 by calling 1-800-585-4658. Find out if you have the right to recover monetary damages for your workplace disability discrimination claim before time runs out.