New Orleans Attorney: Disability Accommodations
Does My Condition or Impairment Entitle Me to a Disability Accommodation?
Employees with disabilities often face challenges in their workday. Sometimes, these challenges can make it difficult or even impossible to complete their job functions. This can lead to disciplinary actions and even termination. However, what if you were granted an accommodation so that you could perform your job? If a reasonable accommodation would make it possible for you to perform your job, why wouldn't your employer oblige?
Unfortunately, even though state and federal laws protect employees from being discriminated against on the basis of disability, many still are. Employers deny requests for accommodation and eventually use employee performance to terminate the employee or subject the employee to another adverse employment action. At Farrugia Law Firm, LLC, we hold employers accountable for their actions and obtain justice for employees who have been discriminated against.
Reasonable Accommodation for Your Disability
Not only are employers prohibited from discriminating on the basis of a disability or perceived disability, but they are required to make reasonable accommodation to meet the needs of disabled employees. While reasonable accommodation is defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) as an accommodation that would not impose undue hardship on the business, disputes frequently arise over what is reasonable and what is not.
New Orleans and Baton Rouge ADA and ADAAA Lawyer
New Orleans disability discrimination and accommodation lawyer Victor Farrugia has extensive experience advocating for the rights of disabled individuals who have been discriminated against in the workplace. Using his knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), he stands up for the rights of those who are subjected to adverse employment actions or who are denied reasonable accommodations in the workplace. Although employers will often argue that accommodations were denied because they were unreasonable, Mr. Farrugia works diligently to demonstrate that denied accommodations were in fact reasonable.
Expanded Eligibility for Disability Protection
The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) broadens application of the ADA and understanding of the term disability. The ADAAA makes it easier for employees who are seeking protection under the ADA to establish that they have a disability. Therefore, even if you have a condition that was not previously considered a disability under the ADA, but your condition imposes upon your ability to perform your job, under the ADAAA you may still be eligible for reasonable accommodation so that you can perform your job. If your employer refuses to provide reasonable accommodation and discriminates against you on the basis of your disability, our law firm can help you hold your employer accountable. Our law firm represents employees with a wide range of disabilities, from bipolar disorder or heart disease to blindness or any other physical or mental impairment.
Contact Our New Orleans Employee Rights Law Firm
Do you have a case for disability discrimination? Talk to an experienced Louisiana employment discrimination attorney by contacting our office online or calling 504-525-0250 or 866-676-0856. Our firm's office is located on Poydras Street near the Superdome in the heart of the Central Business District in New Orleans.