Disability discrimination in the workplace is defined as treating individuals differently because of their physical, mental, or perceived disabilities. Discrimination can take the form of direct harassment, as well as indirect but unjust treatment during hiring and firing, promotions, or any other employment-related activity.
If you or a loved one have been treated unfairly in the workplace, the disability discrimination attorneys at Chanfrau & Chanfrau can help you receive the compensation you are rightfully due. Contact our Daytona, FL, office online or call us at (386) 258-7313 or (386) 439-7760 to schedule a free case evaluation today.
Understand Your Rights
There are two federal laws that protect the rights of individuals with disabilities in the workplace. The most recent, ;the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act, was passed in 2008 and makes it illegal for certain employers to discriminate against individuals with disabilities. This act covers private employers, state and local governments, employment agencies, and labor unions. Disability discrimination is prohibited in:
- Job training
- Other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 provides the same protections for individuals with disabilities employed by or applying for positions in federal agencies and programs receiving federal money. It also regulates employment practices of federal contractors.