Disability Discrimination Attorneys in Long Island and New York City
There is a misconception that a person with a disability is unable to do the same job as an able-bodied person. In truth, with the appropriate accommodations and proper equipment, a disabled person can perform the same work as anyone else. Sometimes, a company that doesn’t want to implement accommodations will refuse to hire disabled workers. Or, if a person has become disabled while working for an employer, the company will refuse to make necessary reasonable adjustments so that employee can keep working.
Employers are required by law to make reasonable accommodations for employees and applicants with disabilities to do their job. Rearranging the furniture so a wheelchair can easily access the space is one example. Another is purchasing special equipment to ensure a job is done correctly and efficiently.
Many employers don’t want to bother with the expense and inconvenience of accommodating a disabled employee. If you feel you have been passed over for a job you are qualified to do or unfairly denied the ability to do your job, our attorneys will work with you to help develop your case. We will file the paperwork with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), negotiate with your employer and protect your right for accommodations in the workplace.
Call or email our disability discrimination attorneys to schedule an initial consultation appointment.
New York Reasonable Accommodation Lawyers in Long Island, Manhattan, Staten Island, Brooklyn, The Bronx and Queens
While there may be legitimate reasons for an employer’s refusal to make accommodations, you have the right to engage in a conversation about it at the very minimum. We can help you be heard. If no reasonable excuse can be found, you will have a strong case against your employer.
Aside from major physical complications, disabilities can take other forms, such as a skin or medical condition. If an employer takes negative actions against you based on a real or perceived disability, you have a case worth fighting for. Your job is an important part of your livelihood and we want to defend your right to work.
Contact our experienced attorneys at the Law Offices of Vincent P. White to discuss your experiences with disability discrimination or any other type of employment discrimination that has impacted your life.