According to guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), individuals with "a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity" are protected against workplace discrimination. No employer may terminate or refuse to hire an otherwise qualified individual based on physical or mental disability.
The ADA also requires employers to make "reasonable accommodations," such as modifying their facilities or adjusting a work schedule, to make it easier for a disabled worker to accomplish his or her daily tasks. This applies whether the disabled employee needs minor or major accommodations.
At the law office of Robert B. Landry III PLC, in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, we are aware of the value that disabled individuals bring to businesses in all industries. Unfortunately, not all Louisiana companies share that awareness.
Retaliation claims: If you complain of a hostile work environment and you are subjected to even worse treatment as a result, you may have a retaliation claim as well. An individual can win a retaliation claim even if he or she does not prove that a hostile work environment existed. We can review the facts of your case and recommend the proper course of action.
We represent individuals who face workplace or public discrimination as a result of their disabilities. Resolutions in these cases may include rectifying the situation and/or seeking financial compensation.
We also represent individuals who are associated with someone with a disability. It is unlawful to discriminate against a family member or someone else who is closely associated with someone with a disability.
If you are discriminated against at work because of a disability, or if your employer refuses to accommodate you — or even have a conversation about the issue — talk to our attorney as soon as possible.
Mr. Landry is an experienced employment law attorney whose years of experience provide insights into how defendants in disability discrimination cases fight back. He uses that knowledge to build strong cases that will withstand intense scrutiny.
These cases are complex, and there are statutes of limitations that must be met or your case will not be allowed to proceed.
It is critical to work with an attorney who stays up-to-date on changes to the ADA. Recently, the ADA was amended to broaden the definition of disability in the workplace. There are many different types of eligible disabilities that may be covered now, that were not previously included. Examples of disabilities that are covered include hypertension, cancer, diabetes, and other physical and mental impairments.
Contact an experienced employment law attorney as soon as possible in order to protect your rights and resolve your dispute. Please complete our online contact form to get started.
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