Queens, New York Disability Discrimination Attorneys
Disabled Doesn’t Mean Unable
The perception that a person with a disability is somehow unable to do the same work as someone who is “able bodied” is incorrect. With the proper equipment and a reasonable accommodation, a disabled person can often perform the same work as anyone else. Frequently, companies choose not to hire disabled workers because they will have to make those accommodations, or if a person becomes disabled while working for an employer, that employer may choose not to cooperate in making the necessary adjustments for that individual to continue working.
The law requires that an employer make reasonable accommodation for any employee or job applicant with a disability. This can be as simple as rearranging the furniture to allow free movement of a wheelchair or as complicated as purchasing special equipment to facilitate doing the job correctly and efficiently.
Many companies don’t want to go to the trouble and expense of doing this. If you feel that you have been unfairly denied the ability to do your job, or if you have been passed over for employment because of your disability, you can fight for your rights, and we will help.
Our attorneys will take the time to listen to your story and help you build a case if you have been discriminated against. We will file the paperwork with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), negotiate with your employer and aggressively defend your right to right to accommodation for your disability.
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Your company owes you at least a conversation about what reasonable accommodation can be made for your disability. There may be legitimate reasons for their refusal. If there are not, you have a very strong case against them. If you haven’t been granted this chance to be heard, we can help.
Disabilities aren’t just major physical complications. They can also be smaller things, like a skin or medical condition. Any negative actions taken against you by your employer because of a real or perceived disability are cause for action on your part. Because your job is so important to your livelihood, we want to help you protect the abilities you do have.