Individuals with disabilities are considered members of a protected class. This means they cannot be fired or discriminated against as a result of their disability. The range of disabilities is vast and includes:
- Cardiac problems
- Physical immobility
- Mental illness
If you feel that you have been a victim of disability discrimination, you should seek the aid of an experienced, professional attorney who can examine your case. These situations are complex. Emotions are often running high and a variety of issues hang in the balance. You should seek the help of an attorney even if you medical condition does not make you disabled, but your employer discriminates against you because he or she perceives or acts as if your medical condition makes you disabled.
Serving Individuals Who Have Been Denied Reasonable Accommodation At Work
At Wincek & DeRosa, our attorneys have decades of experience working with individuals who have been discriminated against or fired due in part to a disability. When we meet with our Northern Ohio clients, we listen carefully to their goals and concerns. We will investigate the full length of your employment and determine if the appropriate steps were taken to reasonably accommodate for you and your special needs. By forming a comprehensive understanding of your situation, we are able to diligently and thoroughly pursue the best outcome possible.
You may be entitled to not only compensation, but also reasonable accommodations, such as a special chair or any other item that may help you work comfortably within your means. We will give you the information you need to make educated decisions about your case so you can plan for a brighter and more stable future for you and your family.