If you have been treated differently in employment or in applying for employment because you are disabled, you may have been subjected to disability discrimination. Here are some examples of disability discrimination:

  • Discrimination because of physical or mental disability, including on the job, loss of a job, failure to be hired for a job, inability to get promotions, lower pay, or a variety of other situations
  • Being harassed on the job because of a disability
  • Being asked questions during an interview about past or current medical conditions, or being required to take a medical exam prior to receiving a job offer
  • Providing a workplace that limits movement of disabled employees
  • Refusing to provide reasonable accommodations that would allow employees with physical or mental disability to work

If any of these things have happened to you on the job, you may have suffered disability discrimination. If you have a disability and are qualified to do a job, there are federal and state laws protecting you from job discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of your disability. You are also protected if you are a victim of discrimination because of your association (family, business, social or other relationship) with an individual with a disability.

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and The Rehabilitation Act are just two of many federal laws that prevent discrimination based on disability. Additionally, the Missouri Human Rights Act provides important additional protections to Missouri employees Each law has many details governing such items as what constitutes a disability and what employers must comply with the laws. This is why it’s so important to contact an attorney who has a clear understanding of which laws apply to your situation and how to apply the laws to protect your employment rights.

What Lear Werts LLP can do for you

The attorneys at Lear Werts understand the state and federal laws that govern disability discrimination, and we know how to apply the complex details of each law. We will listen carefully to determine which laws apply to your specific situation, and we will build a strong case, filing with the appropriate government agencies to make sure your employment rights are protected.

Call Lear Werts LLP for a free initial consultation

If you are experiencing difficulties on the job or in your job search due to a disability, contact the Missouri employee rights lawyers at 573-875-1991 (or toll free 877-875-1991), or contact us online to arrange for a complementary consultation about your situation.

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