New York and New Jersey Disability Discrimination Attorney
In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was created to eliminate barriers to employment for people with disabilities. American businesses are still trying to reach that goal, but some are not trying hard enough.
The disability discrimination lawyers at Zatuchni & Associates provide legal services to workers who have suffered discrimination, even injury, because an employer refused to make adequate accommodations in the workplace. Contact us to learn more about how we can help. Our lawyers serve clients in New Jersey and New York seeking financial recovery and justice through the legal system.
What Is a Disability?
The ADA and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination requires employers to make accommodations for a wide range of disabilities, including mental and, in some cases, emotional disabilities, and all types of serious illnesses.
Failure to Make Reasonable Accommodations
Employers are required to make reasonable accommodations, but “reasonable” is open to interpretation. If you believe your employer did not make a reasonable effort to accommodate your disability after you requested an accommodation, talk to a disability discrimination attorney at our firm to get a professional opinion about how the courts have ruled in cases similar to yours.
Disability discrimination lawsuits have covered requests for the following accommodations:
- A shorter work week or different work hours
- Time off to go to medical appointments
- Adaptive equipment to make job duties possible or to prevent aggravating existing injuries
- Adaptation of job duties or procedures
Serious Illness Discrimination
People with serious illness are also covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). You have a right to return after a certain time to your employer, even if it is to a different job. If you’ve come back from leave only to find yourself unemployed, you may be eligible for back and front pay and any related damages. Contact us and talk with an attorney to understand your disability rights.