The Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability in all employment practices. An individual with a disability under the ADA is a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one-or-more major life activities, has a record of such impairment, or is regarded as having such impairment. Major life activities are activities that an average person can perform with little-or-no difficulty, such as walking, breathing, seeing, hearing, speaking, learning, and working.
An employer is required to make a reasonable accommodation to a qualified individual with a disability unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the operation of the employer’s business. An employer also cannot treat someone differently—discriminate—because of that person’s disability.
If you are in need of an accommodation at work, or you believe that you have been discriminated against based upon your disability, contact us to learn why Avery Dooley & Noone attorneys possess the experience and knowledge of the law necessary to ensure that your rights are protected.