Disabled workers and employment law

On Behalf of | Sep 25, 2020 | employment law | 0 comments

In the workplace, those with disabilities often encounter various hurdles. If you have a disability, it is especially important to watch out for discrimination, which takes various forms and often affects people with disabilities. Moreover, some disabled workers are not paid properly, even though their efforts play a key role in the daily operations of a business and their disability has no impact on their ability to complete job tasks efficiently.

If your employee rights are violated as a result of your disability, it is imperative to identify any unlawful treatment at once and carefully look into ways that you can hold your employer answerable.

Reviewing examples of disability discrimination

According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, it is against the law for employers to discriminate against workers as a result of their disability. Moreover, employers need to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled workers and it is crucial for disabled workers to keep an eye out for any violations. Whether someone’s application is turned down even though they are fully qualified for a particular position, they are demoted because of a disability or their position is terminated on this basis, disability discrimination occurs in various ways.

Reviewing the impact of employment law violations

Employment law violations such as discrimination and wage and hour violations make life very hard for disabled workers. Sometimes, people with a disability have an especially hard time finding work, making the consequences of mistreatment even worse. Some people face long-term career challenges and severe emotional distress as a result of mistreatment and you need to look into your options if your employer has violated your rights because of your disability.