Have you been discriminated against because of a disability?
Have you been terminated, retaliated against, or suffered any other form of adverse employment action due to a disability? The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a Federal Law that gives legal protections to people with a ‘disability’, and requires that your employer provide reasonable accommodations in the workplace to assist you in carrying out your workplace duties.
The term disability is defined by the ADA as (1) a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, (2) a person with a record of a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, and (3) a person who is regarded as having a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
Reasonable Accommodations include: (i) modifications or adjustments to a job application process that enable a qualified applicant with a disability to be considered for the position such qualified applicant desires; or (ii) modifications or adjustments to the work environment, or to the manner or circumstances under which the position held or desired is customarily performed, that enable a qualified individual with a disability to perform the essential functions of that position; or (iii) modifications or adjustments that enable a covered entity’s employee with a disability to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment as are enjoyed by its other similarly situated employees without disabilities. Examples of reasonable accommodations include: changes in your schedule, acquiring or modifying office equipment, specific medical accommodations, job restructuring, reassignment, making facilities accessible, or leave.
The ADA covers both physical and mental disabilities, and a condition does not need to be permanent or severe to be covered under the ADA. If you feel that you have a disability and were excluded from employment or terminated due to your disability.
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