Disability Discrimination

Disability Discrimination Attorneys in New York City

Disability discrimination in the workplace is illegal. Disability discrimination happens when an individual
is mistreated on the basis of disability. Under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA),
employers are required to provide reasonable accommodations to those employees with known medically diagnosed conditions.  New York State and New York City laws also prohibit disability discrimination.

Disability discrimination can involve FMLA or Paid Family Leave violations, denial of reasonable accommodations, as well as those who are dealing with Cancer.   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.

Disabilities can take other forms besides physical, such as a mental health condition.  If you have been mistreated due to a disability, or been denied a reasonable accommodation, the best thing you can do is contact an experienced Disability Discrimination attorney at White, Hilferty & Albanese.

Reasonable Accommodations

Employers are required by law to make reasonable accommodations for employees and applicants with disabilities to do their job. Reasonable accommodations can include modifications to the employee’s work schedule or equipment, in order to allow the employee the opportunity to effectively perform his or her job.

Many employers don’t want to bother with the expense and inconvenience of accommodating a disabled employee.  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.

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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. 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.

Contact a New York Disability Discrimination Attorney

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.

White, Hilferty & Albanese has established itself as the leading employment discrimination law firm for employees who have been discriminated on the basis of disability.  If you have been the victim of disability discrimination, we can protect your rights.  Contact us to schedule your consultation or Call 24/7 646-698-8990.