Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

Helping Employees with Disability Discrimination Claims in Orlando and Central Florida

Individuals that are discriminated or retaliated against because of a disability are protected under the Americans with Disability Act. The Act protects disabled individuals from discrimination in employment, public accommodations, transportation, state and local government operations, and telecommunications.

What is Considered a Disability?

A disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act is defined as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. Major life activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Caring for oneself
  • Breathing
  • Doing manual tasks
  • Walking
  • Sitting and standing
  • Hearing and speaking
  • Seeing
  • Working
  • Lifting
  • Reaching
  • Maneuvering

 

What is Considered a Disability Discrimination?

There are many ways in which an disable employee may be discriminated against, some are direct and obvious others are indirect and not so obvious, among them:

  • Being harassed because of a disability
  • Firing an individual due to his/her disability
  • Failing to make "reasonable accommodations" for a disabled worker
  • Failing to hire or promote a "qualified worker" because of a disability
  • Refusing to hire or promote a worker with a disability

The Orlando disability discrimination lawyers at LaBar Adams have helped many individuals recover monetary damages for the disability discrimination they have suffered in the workplace. Such damages have included wages, compensatory damages, pain and suffering damages, and punitive damages. Through helping these individuals the lawyers at LaBar Adams have been directly confronted with the worst that employees must endure from their employers.

Experienced Orlando Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyer

The Americans with Disabilities Act protects workers from being treated differently from other employees simply because of their disability. If you believe you have suffered from disability discrimination or retaliation, please contact an Orlando disability discrimination Attorney for a free and confidential consultation today! We would like to help you recover monetary damages for the discrimination that you have suffered in the workplace. Such damages could include wages, compensatory damages, pain and suffering damages, and punitive damages.

You have a limited timeframe for filing a work discrimination lawsuit. Call us today to discuss your case! We are available at 1-866-680-4529. You may also fill out our online form located at the top of the page and we will contact you shortly. We respond to after-hours messages promptly. We respect your privacy and will keep all your information confidential.

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