What You Need To Know About Disability Discrimination

The law recognizes that employees with disabilities can make meaningful contributions to the workplace. To that end, the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of disability — including both real and perceived disabilities. It also requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities.

Disability discrimination can take many forms, including:

  • Failure to make reasonable accommodations
  • Refusal to hire you on the grounds of disability
  • Termination, demotions or withholding promotions based on disability
  • Harassment, jokes or insensitive comments regarding a disability

If you are facing disability discrimination in the workplace, you don't have to keep silent. At the Indianapolis law firm of Stephanie Jane Hahn, Attorney at Law, we can help you stand up for your rights. Our lawyer will listen to the facts of your situation and advise you on the best course of action.

For 20-plus years, we have worked to protect the rights of employees with disabilities across Indiana.

Your Right To Reasonable Accommodations

As an employee with a disability, you are entitled to reasonable accommodations that will allow you to perform your job. Depending on the situation, examples of required accommodations may include:

  • Restructuring job duties
  • Modifying work schedules
  • Providing wheelchair-accessible work stations
  • Granting medical leave in accordance with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

If your employer has denied your request for a reasonable accommodation — or if you have suffered employment retaliation after exercising your rights under the ADA — contact our firm. Our lawyer will sit down with you and discuss a realistic course of action for protecting your rights and your livelihood. Call 800-375-1548 to get started.