Disability Discrimination Lawyer in Atlanta, GA
The Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act both make it illegal for employers to either discriminate against an employee based on his disability or to refuse a reasonable accommodation for an employee’s disability. While the ADA applies to all employers, the Rehabilitation Act only applies to employers receiving federal money.
To be covered under the Americans with Disability Act, an employee must suffer from a “disability” that substantially impairs a major life activity. An individual is considered a qualified individual with a disability if they can perform the essential functions of their job with or without accommodation.
It is important to consult with an attorney prior to making a request for accommodation as this can be a confusing area of the law to follow. Worth Jarrell attorneys have assisted hundreds of individuals with their requests for accommodations in the workplace, and in filing claims in Federal court when either their requests for accommodation were denied, or their disability was a motivating factor in an employment-related decision.
If you believe you have been subjected to disability discrimination, you must file a charge of discrimination with the EEOC within 180 days of the last day of discrimination. For more information on filing a charge of discrimination with the EEOC click here.