Protecting Disabled Employees In Texas
Suffering from a disability changes many aspects of your life, but it shouldn’t mean that you are treated unfairly in your work. Your employer is required to make reasonable accommodations for your disability and work collaboratively with you to ensure that you have what you need to do your job. If they do not, you deserve to have an experienced employment law attorney by your side.
At The Murphy Law Practice, PLLC, my focus on employment law allows me to help you navigate through a variety of employment law concerns. If you have been discriminated against, my Houston-based firm can help you file a formal complaint, work to receive fair compensation and treatment and go to trial if necessary. I will fight to protect your rights and your career.
What Is Disability Discrimination?
Disability discrimination takes many forms. You may have had limited access to career advancement since becoming disabled. You may have been treated differently because of your disability. You may have an employer who refuses to make small changes to accommodate your disability. You may have even lost your job.
If you are unsure whether you have experienced discrimination, take the time to discuss your case with an experienced Texas attorney. Not only can your lawyer help you determine whether your experience can be cited as discriminatory, but they can also help you file a formal complaint, negotiate with your employer and enter litigation if necessary.
Your Employer Should Provide Accommodation For Your Disability
Disability discrimination can often exhibit itself in a failure to provide reasonable accommodation to the needs of a disabled employee. Unless doing so would cause a hardship to the employer or impede other employees’ work and rights, your employer should provide accommodations to help you do your job. These can include:
- Job restructuring
- Modified work schedules
- Modified devices that allow you to do your work
- Aides or interpreters (such as sign language interpreters) depending on your needs
- Movement to a vacant position that is more suited to your needs
If your employer has not provided accommodation for your disability, this may be considered discrimination.
If you have faced disability discrimination in your workplace, you have the right to take action. By working with an attorney, you can work to right the wrong you have experienced. You may be eligible for lost wages, compensation for emotional distress or reinstatement of a job that was terminated illegally.