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Disability Discrimination

New York and Connecticut Employment Law Attorneys

Disability discrimination involves unfair treatment in the workplace on the basis of a disability or perceived disability. The federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that employers covered by the law provide reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees. This law applies whether the employee works part-time or full-time.

Federal disability discrimination laws, such as the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), prohibit any adverse job action or disparate treatment - in hiring, firing, promotions, wages, schedules, work privileges, or layoffs - because of a worker's disability or perceived disability. As long as a person with a disability is capable of performing the job, he or she must be given an equal chance for employment and advancement.

Not all medical conditions are considered to be a “disability” under federal or state laws or even local laws and therefore protection against discrimination is not comprehensive. In general, in order to qualify as having a disability, you must be able to prove one of the following:

  • You have a mental or physical condition that prevents you from participating in a major life activity (this includes conditions that limit your ability to breathe, think, care for yourself, learn, talk, hear, walk, see, etc).
  • You have a history of a disability (this applies in situations where you have a disease that may be in remission.)
  • You are perceived to have a substantially limiting disability.

If you think you have been the victim of disability discrimination in the workplace, contact The Boyd Law Group, PLLC at (800) 617-4254 or fill out our online Contact Us form to schedule a free case evaluation with an experienced disability discrimination lawyer to discuss your rights and legal options.

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I had a very professional experience with the Boyd Law Group, PLLC, especially with Patrick Boyd whose interaction with me was nothing short of exceptional. His recommendations regarding my case, along with his explanation of the law that applied, was very informative and allowed me to make informed decisions. He kept me apprised as the process played out and was able to apply just the right amount of pressure to the opposing counsel. His advice and expertise allowed me to maintain my cool and not rush into a settlement. In the end, I received a very agreeable settlement. I would highly recommend the Boyd Law Group, PLLC for anyone seeking legal assistance for a wrong termination. From An Administrative Professional With Disability Discrimination Claims
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Outstanding law firm, willing to listen to their clients and get the results everyone wants. I would tell the particulars, but I cannot because of the settlement terms. From A Private School Teacher With A Disability Claim
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Stephen Bourtin conducted a case for me against my previous employer. He consistently provided intelligent and sound counsel as he guided me through a long and difficult process. The end result was far better than I expected (we won!). He did FANTASTIC work for me and I can't recommend him highly enough. From An Executive With A Disability Discrimination Case
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Stephen Bourtin conducted a case for me against my previous employer. He consistently provided intelligent and sound counsel as he guided me through a long and difficult process. The end result was far better than I expected (we won!). He did FANTASTIC work for me and I can't recommend him highly enough. From An Executive With A Disability Discrimination Case
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