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What is the Americans With Disabilities Act?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 prohibits employment discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities. This act includes private employers, state and local governments, employment agencies, labor organizations, and labor-management committees. 

Through the ADA, employment practices like recruitment, hiring, firing, promotions, training, job assignments, benefits, pay, and other employment-related activities must be inclusive to individuals with disabilities.

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What Would be Considered a Violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act?

As a disabled individual, you are entitled to reasonable accommodations in the workplace that will help you complete your daily job-related and life tasks. Some of these reasonable accommodations include: 

  • Flexible or modified work schedules 
  • Adjustment of training materials and employee policies
  • Providing new or modifying existing equipment 
  • Making the workplace more accessible to people with disabilities 
  • Job restructuring
  • Reassignment to another position 
  • Providing interpreters
  • Travel and hotel accommodations

If these accommodations are not met by your employer you may have a legal claim against them.

What Happens if My Rights are Violated Under the ADA?

Your rights as a disabled individual aren’t restricted to the workplace.  You have some options if you feel you have been discriminated against due to a disability outside of the workplace. You can file a complaint against non-ADA compliant: 

  • Public or Private Schools 
  • State or Local Government Programs
  • Shops and Restaurants 
  • Doctors Offices
  • Hotels and Airlines
  • Entertainment Venues

Should I Hire an ADA Lawyer?

The Americans with Disabilities Act is constantly being expanded upon, so trying to file a claim on your own, especially if going up against a large corporation, can be very intimidating and overwhelming. Because of this, hiring an experienced lawyer specializing in ADA can be incredibly helpful in building your case. 

An attorney will assess your case and inform you on whether or not you have a claim against the discriminating entity. Not only that, at Mizrahi Kroub, we’ll be able to advise you on what kind of benefits you might be eligible for under the ADA. 

Additionally, we’ll file the lawsuit, help recover potential legal damages or remedies, discuss legal resources, and provide you with representation during a dispute or in court. 

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