Employers are prohibited from discriminating against qualified individuals with disabilities in connection to how it conducts interviews, hiring and termination decisions, promotional opportunities, salary, benefits, training, or other terms and conditions, and/or privileges.
Not all persons that have medical problems will be considered to be disabled.
If, however, a person is disabled under anti-disability discrimination laws, then he/she may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation that will enable him/her to perform the essential functions of the job in questions. It is important to note that a person requesting a reasonable accommodation must still be able to perform the essential functions of the job.
Some examples of reasonable accommodations include making the work place handicap accessible, job restructuring, modification of work schedules, training, or exceptions to general policies.
If you believe that you need a reasonable accommodation, we can help you assess your case to determine whether you qualify and what benefits you may be entitled to.
If you believe that you have been discriminated because you are disabled, or are perceived as being disabled, then we can help you assert your rights and recover monetary damages. Call The Law Offices of Fausto E. Zapata, Jr. at 212-766-9870 to schedule a consultation.