What Is The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (or “ADA”) makes it unlawful for employers to discriminate against an individual with a disability.
The truth of the matter is that persons with disabilities often perform their duties at a higher level then other coworkers. Disabled employees can be excellent resources for employers. However, at times, a supervisor allows a bias to get in the way by wrongly perceiving that a person with a disability is going to be a liability, will be unable to do the job, will need to go to the doctor, or worse.
Termination Because Of A Disability
Often, employers will terminate an employee with a disability because the employer believes the employee will be unable to perform the essential functions of the position. Likewise, employers may decline to hire a person with a disability. An employer may not lawfully terminate an employee because of a disability if the employee can perform the essential functions of the job either with or without accommodations.
If you feel you’ve been discriminated against because of a disability, please call us at 954-617-6017 or use the contact form at right to contact Rob Norell for a free consultation regarding your rights.