Gilman Law, LLP is a leading Florida law firm that offers professional and compassionate representation to disable people who have been the victims of employment discrimination. Florida and federal laws protect employees with disabilities or handicaps from discrimination in the workplace. The law also requires that employers make reasonable accommodations for workers with genuine disabilities who are otherwise capable of performing the required work. Employers may be subject to civil liability for a discriminating against a disabled worker, or failing to provide reasonable accommodations.
The attorneys at Gilman Law are among the most experienced courtroom attorneys in Florida, and have extensive experience in employment law cases involving persons with disabilities. If you feel you have been discriminated against because of a physical or mental disability, the Florida Disability Employment Lawyers may be able to help you collect back pay or other damages.
Disabled Employment Discrimination
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was created in part to protect individuals with disabilities from discrimination in the workplace. A person with a disability can face discrimination at all stages of employment: The job application process, hiring, pay, promotions, job training and discharge.
Most individuals who have been discriminated against because of their disability do not even know it. Some signs of discrimination include comments about or harassment due to a person’s disability, being refused promotions, and being subjected to different work conditions and different privileges than co-workers. If a person is able to perform the essential functions of a job with (or without) the help of minor accommodations, any of these forms of discrimination are against the law.
The protections of the ADA apply to people who do not have disabilities, but who are wrongfully perceived as having a disability. In addition, an employer may not fire, harass or otherwise retaliate against an employee for seeking a reasonable accommodation or making a complaint about disability discrimination.
Legal Help for Victim of Disability Discrimination
If you have been discriminated against by an employer because of a disability, Gilman Law, LLP can help. Please fill out the online form for a free lawsuit case evaluation with one of our Florida Disability Employment Lawyers or call (888)252-0048.