Do You Qualify For Accommodations At Work?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with a qualifying disability. In order to be protected by this act, you must have a physical or mental condition that hinders you from performing a task that others would be able to perform. There is no defined list of qualifying conditions but some examples include:

  • Cancer
  • Serious spinal, shoulder and knee injuries
  • Bipolar disorder
  • PTSD
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Social disabilities

What Your Employer Cannot Do

An employer cannot terminate your employment if you can perform your job with a reasonable accommodation for your disability.

An employer cannot deny a request for accommodation that is reasonable. We recommend requesting an accommodation in writing so you can keep a record of it. If it is denied, you can seek help from a lawyer.

Accommodations can also be requested by people going through the hiring process. It is illegal to discriminate based on disability so, if you believe you were denied a position due to your condition, the attorneys at Nilges Draher LLC are prepared to help you.

We Will Stand Up For You

You have a legal right to accommodations and to be free from disability discrimination in your workplace. If those rights are being violated or you are unsure whether an employer is allowed to deny your request, please contact us online or call 330-470-8656. We offer free consultations.

Our office is in the Canton area. We work throughout Ohio, including the greater Cleveland area.