The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted in 1990 to protect the employment rights of people with disabilities. American businesses were required to remove any and all barriers to adhere to the ADA completely. Sadly, some are falling short and others are simply not trying hard enough.
The disability lawyers at Zatuchni & Associates represent New Jersey residents working for employers who fail to adhere to the American with Disabilities Act. We strive to secure financial recovery and justice through the legal system for employers not accommodating their employees’ disabilities in the workplace. Contact the law office of Zatuchni & Associates to speak to a disability discrimination attorney.
New Jersey ADA Lawyer
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 covers:
- Short-term physical disabilities
- Mental and emotional disabilities
- All types of serious illnesses
Under the ADA, an employer cannot discriminate against a qualified individual because of a disability in:
- Hiring and firing
- Promotions and advancement
- Job training
- Job privileges
Employers must make reasonable accommodations for qualified employees with a recognized and known physical or mental disability unless it causes hardship. In addition, that employee must be able to perform the duties essential to the job.