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Memphis Employment Law and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Have you been discriminated against because of a disability or for taking Medical (FMLA) leave?

Have you been terminated, retaliated against, or suffered any other form of adverse employment action due to a disability or for taking legally protected leave under the FMLA? The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Family and Medical Leave Acts are federal laws that give legal protections to people and requires that your employer either provide a reasonable accommodation in the workplace to assist you in carrying out your duties or give leave for certain legally protected reasons.

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.

Please fill out the Contact Form below if you have any questions or need representation.