Your Employer Is Legally Required To Accommodate Disabilities
Thanks to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), employers cannot discriminate against employees based on their disabilities. This means that employers need to be able to provide reasonable accommodations to their employees, based on their needs.
A reasonable accommodation is an alteration that an employer makes to the job to better suit the employee’s needs. Because of the ADA, an employer needs to offer these accommodations to any qualified employee with a disability.
The lawyers of DeAngelis, Dastur & Associates, P.C., are Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialists. We can represent you to help you get the accommodations that you need and deserve.
What Kinds Of Accommodations You Are Eligible For
Accommodations will vary widely based on the disability and the person’s needs, but a few examples include:
- Making current facilities disabled-friendly
- Reshaping job structures
- Modifying training and exams
- Providing reasonable amounts of unpaid leave for medical needs
- Hiring readers and/or interpreters to aid you
- Transferring you to another location so you can get preferable medical care
“Disabled-friendly” can include a lot of options such as adjusting the height of desks and other equipment. It may also include installing features for those who are sensory-deprived in some manner.
Let Us Uphold Your Rights For You
If you believe that your employer is infringing on your rights, contact one of our Pennsylvania attorneys to protect you.
You can contact our Pittsburgh office at 412-567-1162 or through email. We offer free initial consultations.