Standing Up For Victims Of Disability Discrimination
The workplace can be a stressful environment for employees with disabilities without having to shoulder the burden of illegal discrimination as well. For more than 30 years, the attorneys at Markowitz & Richman have been fighting for the rights of employees across the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Both inside and outside of the courtroom, we have secured justice for clients who have been victims of disability discrimination in the workplace such as refusing to make reasonable accommodations or wrongfully firing employees for a disability.
There are many ways that employers discriminate against people with disabilities, including:
- Not allowing a disabled individual to do his or her job, even though the person is qualified and able
- Not making reasonable accommodations for the disabled employee
- Treating the employee differently from other workers based on the disability, especially after learning of a diagnosis
- Asking for medical records prior to employment
- Refusing to hire a person because of a disability that does not interfere with job performance
- Discriminating on the basis of a perceived disability where none actually exists
Fight Disability Discrimination. Know Your Legal Options.
Many people may not know that they have rights under the law after being discriminated against for a disability. Their employer may have told them that they cannot take legal action. If you have been let go, don’t take your employer’s word for it: Let our experienced attorneys help you determine what your legal rights are.
Some employment relationships are “at will,” meaning that either you or your employer can end the employment relationship at any time for any reason with no liability. However, you may have a cause of action against your employer if you lost your job due to disability discrimination. Each case is different. To learn how the law may apply in your case, talk with a lawyer.
Contact Our Philadelphia Disability Discrimination Attorneys
Contact Markowitz & Richman by calling or toll free to speak with a Philadelphia workplace discrimination attorney serving Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including Montgomery County.