Las Vegas Disabilities And Failure To Accommodate Law Firm
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects individuals with physical or mental disabilities from discrimination by employers. Under the ADA, a disability is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity such as walking, standing, seeing, speaking, breathing and so much more.
The ADA was designed to keep individuals with disabilities in the workforce so that they can participate and remain gainfully employed notwithstanding their medical challenges. At The Gage Law Firm, PLLC, our lawyers have nearly 40 years of combined experience helping employees like yourself remain at their jobs.
The ADA protects employees with qualifying disabilities whether due to a medical condition, personal injury, accident or another cause. The law also protects those who do not have a qualifying disability but are regarded as being disabled to the same extent as those with a record of a disability.
Protecting Employee Rights To Reasonable Accommodations
Most importantly, if an employee with a disability is able to perform the essential functions of his or her job with a reasonable accommodation, the employer is required to provide an accommodation. The only exception is when it would be an undue hardship for the employer to do so. The Gage Law Firm, PLLC, is here to fight for the rights of individuals who want to work and simply need accommodations to do so.
Reasonable accommodations can take many different forms. A few common examples include the following:
- Permitting an employee to sit rather than stand to perform a job
- Modifying an employee’s work schedule or workspace
- Allowing an employee to work remotely or telecommute
- Moving an employee temporarily to a position with lighter duties
- Extending an employee’s leave beyond the 12 weeks permitted under the FMLA
If you believe that you have been discriminated against because of your disability, or if your employer knows that your physical or mental condition substantially impairs your major life activities and refuses to accommodate you so you can remain employed, contact an attorney at our office for a free consultation. We are here to fight for your right to work and have years of experience with disabilities and failure to accommodate claims.