Americans With Disabilities Act and Education
Dealing with a disability discrimination lawsuit can be a costly distraction for an employer. At the law firm of Cox Padmore Skolnik & Shakarchy LLP, our lawyers have extensive experience representing employers accused of disability discrimination and other employment law violations. With offices in New York City, Denver and New Jersey, we handle these cases nationwide.
Employer Obligations Under the Americans With Disabilities Act
The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in job applications, hiring, firing, promotion, compensation and other areas of employment. In addition, the ADA and state laws require companies to provide “reasonable accommodations” to employees who need them to perform the essential functions of their job. Determining reasonable accommodations is an interactive process between the employee and the employer. Examples of reasonable accommodations include:
- Granting the employee an extended leave
- Allowing more frequent breaks
- Job restructuring
- Providing part-time work
Examples of disabilities may include a back injury, a shoulder injury, a chronic illness or a mental condition. Based on our years of employment law experience, our lawyers can tell you what to expect based on the facts of your case. Our goal is to help you resolve your case quickly and inexpensively so you can concentrate on your business goals. We can also assist your human resources department with developing policies and procedures to comply with the ADA.
Our attorneys have saved our clients significant money by early involvement and education in discrimination cases.