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Americans With Disabilities Act: Discrimination

Helping Employees With Disability Discrimination Claims

Individuals that are discriminated or retaliated against because of a disability are protected under the Americans with Disability Act (“ADA”). The ADA protects disabled individuals from discrimination in employment.

What Is Considered A Disability?

A disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act is defined as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. Major life activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Caring for oneself
  • Breathing
  • Doing manual tasks
  • Walking
  • Sitting and standing
  • Hearing and speaking
  • Seeing
  • Working
  • Lifting
  • Reaching
  • Maneuvering

What Is Considered Disability Discrimination?

There are many ways in which a disabled employee may be discriminated against, some are direct and obvious others are indirect and not so obvious, among them:

  • Being harassed because of a disability
  • Firing an individual due to his/her disability
  • Failing to make a “reasonable accommodations” for a disabled worker
  • Failing to hire or promote a “qualified employee” because of a disability
  • Refusing to hire or promote an employee with a disability
  • Retaliating against an employee for requesting a reasonable accomodation

We have helped many individuals recover monetary damages for the disability discrimination they have suffered in the workplace. Such damages can include lost wages, compensatory damages, pain and suffering damages, punitive damages and attorney fees and costs. In fact, we recovered $215,000.00 on behalf of a client who was retaliated against for seeking a reasonable accomodation for her disability.  In helping these individuals, the lawyers at LaBar & Adams. P.A. have been directly confronted with the worst that employees must endure from their employers.

Experienced Orlando Disability Discrimination Lawyer

The Americans With Disabilities Act protects workers from being treated differently from other employees simply because of their disability. If you believe you have suffered from disability discrimination or retaliation, please contact our disability discrimination attorneys today. We would like to help you recover monetary damages for the discrimination that you have suffered in the workplace.

You have a limited timeframe for filing a work discrimination lawsuit. If you believe you have been the victim of disability discrimination, please contact the employment attorneys at LaBar & Adams, P.A. in Orlando at 407-835-8968 or fill out the online form located on our website.

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