Disability Discrimination

A Disability Discrimination Lawyer in Texas may be able to assist you if you have been wrongly treated by your employer in Dallas, Houston, Austin, Fort Worth, San Antonio, El Paso or anywhere in Texas. Attorneys at the Pursley Law Firm have successfully represented Texas clients involved in disability employment discrimination cases.

In addition to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) further protects the rights of disabled Americans by allowing those discriminated against by employers while they are otherwise qualified for a given job position, to pursue damages. It is important to note, that the ADA defines a disability as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity. A disabled individual is otherwise qualified to work if he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation provided by the employer. A reasonable accommodation by the employer should not cause an excessive expense to the employer or a significant amount of difficulty for the accommodation to be made.

The ADA applies to employer interviewing for a vacant position as well as those that already have employees with disabilities. When there is already an employee with a disability in the company, it is important that employee is considered for advancement, compensation, and job training as much as any other employee in a similar position. In the event of layoffs or firings, an employee with a disability should not be discriminated against in being chosen over another employee if they have the same or greater job qualifications. In this instance, if they were chosen for layoff with no other obvious reason, it may qualify for a disability employment discrimination claim. Another duty employers have to their disabled employees is to protect them from any harassment from other employees.

If you believe that you have been discriminated against and unfairly treated by your employer as a result of a disability, you contact an experienced employment attorney to discuss your situation.

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