If you or a loved one is dealing with a disability, that alone can be difficult enough. However, sometimes individuals with disabilities face the additional hardship of discrimination in the workplace. If that is the case, it is important to understand your legal rights so that you can fight against disability discrimination.
Employment Law for Individuals with Disabilities
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) makes it illegal for employers to discriminate against employees with disabilities. These laws protect employees with disabilities in terms of hiring, salary, promotion and firing. The ADA provides employment protections for:
- Employees with physical or mental disabilities that limit everyday activities
- Employees with a history of disability or impairment
- Employees who are perceived as being disabled, whether they actually have impairments or not