Americans with Disabilities Act

Silver Spring ADA Lawyer

Advocating for Clients in Maryland & Washington D.C.

If you have a disability, the workplace is one of the critical areas where the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects you from discrimination. Whether you are an employee or a job applicant, employers must provide certain accommodations and cannot make decisions based on your disability if you are otherwise qualified for a position.

Ready to learn more? Call (240) 607-5552 or contact our firm our ADA law firm online today. We look forward to using our experience to seek justice on your behalf.

The ADA covers all employers with at least 15 employees, including:

  • Private employers
  • State and local governments
  • Employment agencies
  • Labor organizations
  • Labor-management committees

At Emejuru Law, our Silver Spring ADA attorney has over a decade of experience protecting clients from discrimination based on a disability and other protected classes or characteristics. If an employer has violated your rights under the ADA, we are here to help you file a complaint and potentially an ADA lawsuit, which could help you obtain the compensation you need and deserve.

ADA Protected Classes

As with other prohibited grounds of discrimination, your disability cannot be the reason why an employer fires you, demotes you, deprives you of training, pays you less, denies benefits, or makes any other adverse employment decision.

You are protected from discrimination under the ADA if:

  • You have a disability*;
  • You possess the qualifications required for the job (e.g. education, experience, licensing, skills, etc.); and
  • You can perform the essential components of your job, whether or not you need a reasonable accommodation to do so.

*The definition of a disability under the ADA was expanded in 2008 to make it easier for individuals to qualify for ADA protections.

ADA Reasonable Accommodations for Protected Classes

Per the ADA, reasonable accommodations may include:

  • Modified equipment
  • Modified work schedules
  • Adjusted training materials, policies, or exams
  • Readers and interpreters
  • Job restructuring

Generally, reasonable accommodations should allow a person with a disability to participate in the application process, perform the essential functions of their position, and access the full benefits of employment enjoyed by those without disabilities.

If an employer demotes you, fires you, or makes any other adverse decision because you requested a reasonable accommodation, they are committing retaliation, which is unlawful. The only time an employer can refuse to provide a requested accommodation is if they can prove that the accommodation would be substantially difficult or expensive to arrange (i.e. causing undue hardship).

Even if the employer can prove that the requested accommodation would cause undue hardship, any type of subsequent retaliation is still unlawful, and you may be entitled to compensation.

What Our Silver Spring ADA Attorney Can Do for You

Whether an employer has discriminated against you because of your disability or retaliated against you for asserting your rights, our attorney is here to fight on your behalf and, if necessary, take your case to federal court.

You have just as much of a right to achieve your career goals and protect your financial security as anyone else, and our job is to ensure your access to a discrimination-free work environment. You deserve nothing short of exemplary representation, and that is what you will receive when you bring your case to our dedicated attorney.

If an employer has violated your rights, get in touch with Emejuru Law immediately by calling (240) 607-5552 or contacting us online. We can get started on your case right away.

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