Qualified Employees Should Not Face Barriers Over Disabilities
Have you experienced discrimination on the job in Rhode Island because of a disability? Do not just accept it as something you cannot control. State and federal laws protect you. The first step to discovering your legal options in the face of disability discrimination is to understand your employment rights.
At Formisano & Company, we meticulously examine all facts and evaluate them according to relevant laws. We educate our clients about how to assert their employment law rights. We then help them make informed decisions and guide them through the pursuit of justice in the face of discrimination based on a disability.
What Are Your Legal Protections As An Employee With A Disability?
You may have been demoted, harassed or terminated and believe it was because of a physical or mental disability that you were born with, a disability that is the result of an injury, or a disability that has developed because of an illness or the onset of a chronic condition. You may have scars, wear a prosthesis after an amputation, walk with a limp or have visual or hearing impairments. You may be autistic, suffer from stress and anxiety or have bipolar disorder. Whatever disability you live with, you should not have to live with violations of any of these laws:
- The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) at the federal level
- The Rhode Island Fair Employment Practices Act at the state level
- The Civil Rights of People with Disabilities Act, also at the state level in Rhode Island
While the details contained in these federal and state laws vary, the substance of them is the same: qualified employees with disabilities should not be discriminated against in the workplace.
The laws include rules about reasonable accommodations that an employer should offer when possible. There are also provisions for reporting discrimination to employers and government agencies. When good-faith efforts to reach a resolution are unsuccessful, you may have grounds to take legal action, which may lead to mediation, arbitration or a trial on the road to resolution.
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Our experienced employment law attorneys have prevailed in employment law cases in state and federal court against Fortune 50 and Fortune 500 companies and municipalities. We are here to protect your rights and help you seek justice.