Fox & Fox, S.C.
Call Today for a Consultation
Toll Free: 800-416-5368
Mobile Icon
Menu Contact
Wisconsin And Chicago Metro Area Law Firm
View Our Practice Areas In This Section

Disabled? Do you know your employment rights?

You may have been born with a disability, or it may have developed later on in life. Either way, your disability should not prevent you from having a fulfilling career. If you have a disability, you are legally protected against workplace discrimination that can keep you from where you want to go.

Are you protected?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects employees with serious mental or physical impairments, individuals with have a history of disability and employees who are perceived to have a disability even if there is no actual disability.

In order to be protected by the ADA, you must be qualified for the job, and you need to be able to perform essential job functions.

What are your rights?

The ADA prohibits employers from discriminating against you due to your disability in matters regarding hiring, firing, promotions, training, compensation and other employment conditions.

Additionally, your employer must make “reasonable accommodations” to help you perform your job, as long as they do not cause the company “undue hardship.” Accommodations vary depending upon your disability and need. They could include ramps to facilitate wheelchair access, interpreters, extended time limits to complete tasks or specialized equipment.

Employers are not required to provide accommodation if it diminishes the company’s quality or production standards, or if it causes them financial distress.

What can you do?

Discuss your needs with your employer. They do not have to provide reasonable accommodation for your disability until you ask for it. You and your employer should work together to find a solution that works for you and the company.

If your employer refuses to accommodate you, speak up. It is illegal for your company to retaliate against you for filing a complaint or for taking legal action against them.

If you have experienced workplace discrimination due to your disability, consider contacting an attorney who will be able to walk you through the process of filing a complaint and gaining fair accommodation.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • Super Lawyers
  • Top Ranked Chambers | USA
  • Avvo Rating 10.0 | Superb
  • Top Listed in The World's Premier Guide | Best Lawyers
Contact Us Today

How Can We Help You?

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close
Fox & Fox, S.C.
Location

Fox & Fox, S.C. 
111 E Upper Wacker Drive
Suite 2600
Chicago, IL 60601

Toll Free: 800-416-5368
Toll Free: 800.416.5368
Map & Directions

Fox & Fox, S.C. 
124 West Broadway
Monona, WI 53716

Toll Free: 800-416-5368
Toll Free: 800.416.5368
Map & Directions

Fox & Fox, S.C. 
111 E. Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 1925
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Toll Free: 800-416-5368
Toll Free: 800.416.5368
Map & Directions

Toll Free: 800-416-5368