Georgia ADA Lawyers: Employment
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act
Job applicants and workers with physical or mental impairments are protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Under the ADA, employers are liable for damages for bias in hiring or discrimination in the workplace, including failure to make reasonable accommodations.
The Atlanta employment law attorneys of Feldman Morgado have brought successful actions against Georgia employers for ADA violations. We have demonstrated disability discrimination in different forms, and held those employers accountable to economic damages and emotional distress.
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If you were refused employment, refused accommodations or subjected to adverse treatment because of a disability, contact us today for a free consultation. We handle employment litigation in the Atlanta metro area and North Georgia.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 established guidelines and remedies for disability discrimination:
- Job applicants cannot be disqualified on the basis of a disability or history of a disability, and employers must provide an accessible site for interviews or make accommodations for applicants.
- It is illegal to discriminate on the basis of a person's disability or perceived disability in hiring, pay, advancement, job duties, layoffs, termination or other terms or conditions of employment.
- An employee cannot be subjected to disability-based harassment or retaliation. Whether the harasser is a co-worker, a supervisor or person outside the company such as a customer, the employer is responsible for protecting the worker from such abuse.
- Employers must make reasonable accommodations of a worker's disability, such as wheelchair accessibility, special equipment or adjusted schedules. The employer must oblige reasonable requests unless they would create undue hardship such as unreasonable cost. The employer can also offer alternatives.
Under the ADA, a disability is any physical or mental impairment that substantially limits the person's ability to walk, talk, see, hear, learn or otherwise function in a work setting. The disability cannot be minor or transitory, but it can be a disability such as cancer that is in remission.
Atlanta Disability Attorneys
We handle disability discrimination claims through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the Georgia Human Relations Commissions, or subsequent lawsuits in state or federal court. We seek remedies such as reinstatement and/or monetary damages such as back pay, front pay and infliction of emotional distress. Our Georgia legal team, led by founding attorney Mitchell Feldman, is prepared to go all the way to trial when necessary to secure justice for our client.
For more information or to arrange a consultation with our proven trial lawyers, please contact our Atlanta office.