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Disability Discrimination

If you have experienced Disability Discrimination, contact us online or call us at (412) 338-1195.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects you from discrimination at work if you have a physical or mental impairment. Employers covered by the ADA are prohibited from discriminating against employees and job applicants in all employment practices, including, job application procedures, hiring, firing, promotions, compensation, training, and conditions of employment.  The Act also covers recruitment, advertising, tenure, layoff, and leave. Additionally, it is illegal to harass an employee or job applicant because of a disability.

To be recognized under the ADA as a “qualified individual with a disability,” you must meet the requirements of the position and be able to perform the essential functions of the job.  Not being able to perform marginal or incidental job functions should not disqualify you.

Reasonable Accommodation

Employers can provide “reasonable accommodation” for employees with a disability as long as it does not present an undue hardship to the employer. For example, an employer may provide an ergonomic chair or standing desk for someone with back problems or install a wheelchair ramp for someone who uses a wheelchair.

It is illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee or applicant who has filed a charge of discrimination, complained about discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination proceeding.

In addition to federal protection, workers have protections under the City of Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations (CHR), Allegheny County Code and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission.

Call 412-338-1195 or email our Pittsburgh discrimination lawyers to answer your questions and so we can learn more about your situation and how best to help.