Dallas Employment Law & Disability Discrimination Lawyers
Here at the Law Offices of Dan A. Atkerson, I advocate for the rights of people facing disability discrimination.
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), people with disabilities are protected from workplace discrimination. That means it is illegal for employers to discriminate against workers who have disabilities in any aspect of employment, including promoting, hiring, firing and pay. Unfortunately, many employers still do.
I am employment discrimination lawyer Dan A. Atkerson, and I have been in practice for more than 25 years. I am dedicated to protecting employees' rights in all areas of employment law. I work to help employees with disabilities bring workplace disability discrimination claims under the ADA.
Contact me for aggressive representation in your disability discrimination claim or any employee disability rights issue. My law offices are conveniently located in Allen, Texas. Call 1-214-383-3606 to schedule a free consultation.
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Disability Is Broadly Defined
Generally, any disability which substantially limits one or more major life activities is covered by the ADA. There are many conditions which may be considered a disability, including:
- Limited mobility or restrictions on lifting
- Learning disabilities
- Clinical depression and other mental illnesses
- Diabetes and other chronic diseases
- In some cases, alcohol and drug addiction
You Have a Right to Reasonable Accommodation for Your Disability
Your employer is required to make reasonable accommodation for your limitations in order to allow you to continue to work. That often involves making changes in the workplace such as:
- Adapting the employee's schedule for necessary medication breaks, doctors visits and other needs
- Providing desks, chairs or shelving that can be raised, lowered or adjusted
- Modifying the workplace for easier access to lunch rooms, restrooms or break rooms
- Allowing the worker to park closer to the building
- Providing a telephone with oversized keys or volume control, or other reasonable adaptive equipment
- Changing the employee's job duties or transferring the employee to an equivalent job he or she can perform
The question of what is reasonable can be a major point of contention. I can assist you in negotiation with your employer. If litigation is necessary to bring your employer into compliance with the requirements of the ADA, I am an experienced trial lawyer with a track record of success.
Disability discrimination is against the law. If you feel that your rights have been violated, it's important to gather and document as many facts as possible. Write down what happened, who was involved and the names of any witnesses. Then give my Dallas, Texas, law offices a call at 1-214-383-3606 to schedule a free consultation.
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