Were You Singled Out Because You Are Disabled?
Pennsylvania Employment Discrimination Lawyers
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) holds employers accountable for discrimination on the basis of a person's physical disabilities. This includes hiring decisions, on-the-job discrimination and failing to accommodate a disability.
At the law firm of McCarthy Weisberg Cummings, P.C., we are able to help people who face disability discrimination at work. Our experienced employment law attorneys advise clients on how to document a claim and provide compassionate support throughout the process.
Do You Have a Good Case? Call 717-260-3646 or 866-716-2315 or e-mail us for a free case evaluation. We represent clients in the Harrisburg area, Dauphin County and throughout south central Pennsylvania.
Federal and state laws prohibit job discrimination on the basis of a physical disability or illness:
- Failure to hire - Certain jobs are justifiably exempt, but a disability cannot be the main factor for disqualifying a person who is qualified and able to perform the duties.
- Failure to accommodate - The ADA requires the employer to make reasonable accommodations for a disability. The majority of disability discrimination claims fall into this category. This can occur if the employer is not sympathetic to the worker's challenges, or balks at the added expense.
- Job discrimination - This occurs when the disability is the basis for discipline, undesirable or menial duties, failure to promote or keeping the employee out of view of the public.
- Retaliation or wrongful discharge - Rather than accommodate the disability, the employer finds an excuse to fire the disabled worker or retaliates for reporting an ADA violation.
Trust your instincts. If you believe you were overlooked, mistreated or denied a reasonable accommodation request, contact us for a free initial consultation. In many cases, if we file a disability discrimination lawsuit, McCarthy Weisberg Cummings, P.C. takes no attorney fees unless we recover compensation.
James McCarthy, Jr. is the contributing author to this content.