• David Martin

Are You a Victim of Disability Discrimination?


Discrimination is illegal in the workplace, yet it still remains a very real issue in today’s work environment. Today we are here to talk about Disability Discrimination. Disability Discrimination is when an employer or any other entity covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act or Rehabilitation Act treats a qualified individual with a disability, whether it be a current employee or an applicant, unfairly due to a disability. The law requires an employer to provide reasonable accommodations to an employee or job applicant that suffers from a disability.

Employment

It is illegal for an employer to discriminate when it comes to any aspect of employment. This includes hiring, firing, pay, promotions, job assignments, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment for a disabled employee, or any other employee for that matter.

Harassment

It is illegal to harass an employee or an applicant because he or she has a long-term disability, has had a mental disability in the past, or is believed to have a physical or mental disability that is lifelong. Types of illegal harassment include but are not limited to: offensive remarks regarding that person’s disability, or making the disabled person work in a hostile or offensive work environment. Harassment can happen at any level of employment and will not be tolerated.

Reasonable Accommodation

The law requires that an employer provide reasonable accommodation to an employee or job applicant with a disability, unless doing so will result in a strenuous expense. Reasonable accommodation may refer to things including wheelchair accessibility for those in wheelchairs, or an interpreter for a deaf individual.

If you or someone you know has been a victim of discrimination in the workplace, let the disability lawyers at The Martin Law Group, LLC go to bat for you. Our lawyers are highly experienced and trained in fighting legal battles such as these. They specialize in long term, short term, and social security disability. Contact us today for assistance!


Contact us today for a free initial consultation.

The Martin Law Group is dedicated to being your go-to ERISA attorneys and long term disability lawyers. Whether you are pursuing a long-term disability claim, life insurance benefits, or your pension or retirement benefits, we will meet with you face-to-face to discuss your claim at a location convenient for you. 

 

In an effort to make disability claims as easy as possible, we offer a free initial consultation. We often work with clients in Huntsville, Mobile, Birmingham, Montgomery, Dothan, Tuscaloosa, and Florence, in Alabama, as well as with clients in Columbus, Meridian, Jackson, Hattiesburg, Tupelo, and Gulfport, Mississippi, and surrounding areas.

Contact us today for a free consultation.

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Tuscaloosa Office

2117 Jack Warner Pkwy
Suite #1
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401
Toll-Free: 800-284-9309
Local: 205-343-1771

Birmingham Office

The WSK Building
2323 2nd Avenue North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
Toll-Free: 800-284-9309
Local: 205-343-1771
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