Texas Disability Discrimination Lawyers
If you have faced discrimination in the workplace because of your disability, you may be able to collect compensation with the help of a skilled discrimination lawyer. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (and its later amendments) requires employers to treat disabled individuals equally in the workforce. They must also make reasonable accommodations so that those with disabilities can work comfortably.
Unfortunately, some Texas businesses fail to comply with these laws. If your employer is penalizing you or refusing to make any accommodations, your best course of action is to pursue a disability discrimination claim. To pursue such a claim successfully, however, you will need the assistance of the experienced and dedicated lawyers at Leichter Law Firm PC. We are specialists in labor and employment law, and we know what it takes to get you the compensation and the accommodations you need to thrive in life and the workplace.
If you or someone you know has suffered disability discrimination in Texas, come to Leichter Law Firm PC where we are eager to hear your story and fight for your rights. Call us today at (956) 205-0884 to schedule your free consultation.
Why It Is Crucial To Bring Your Case to a Lawyer
As with all cases of discrimination, it can be easy to detect mistreatment when you are receiving it, but it can be hard to prove in a court. Many employers are careful not to leave visible evidence of their discrimination, making it hard for those who are being unfairly treated to do much to protect themselves.
That is why it is so crucial that you work with a knowledgeable and experienced discrimination lawyer. Your lawyer will have access to more advanced methods of gathering proof of your employer’s misbehavior. They will also know the best way to argue your claim in court, making it possible to pursue the compensation you deserve successfully.
Disability discrimination should never occur in a Texas workplace, but when it does, it is critical that it be discovered and punished. The best way to do this is with the help of a qualified lawyer.
Trust Your Case to the Specialists at Leichter Law Firm PC
The lawyers at Leichter Law Firm PC are Board Certified specialists in labor and employment law. This is an extremely rare title that very few attorneys have. This means that we have put in an exceptional amount of time and energy into learning everything there is to know about labor and employment law, making us true experts. We know the Texas and federal labor laws that can protect you, and we know the best ways to use those laws to achieve the right result for your disability discrimination case.
Our skills and knowledge have allowed us to achieve many significant victories over some of the largest companies in Texas, including some that are on the Fortune 500 list. No matter the business you work in or the nature of the discrimination you have faced, we have the ability, the dedication, and the expertise to provide the best legal assistance in Texas.
What Constitutes Disability Discrimination?
Disability discrimination occurs when someone protected by law in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is not treated equally or fairly by an employer or a potential employer. This mistreatment can involve many different acts, including:
- A failure to hire
- A failure to provide fair compensation
- A failure to promote
- Firing an employee
- Other adverse employment actions
Additionally, the ADA expects businesses to make reasonable efforts to accommodate disabilities by:
- Modifying existing facilities to meet the needs of the disabled
- Accommodating changes in scheduling or restructuring jobs for the disabled
- Modifying equipment, training materials, examinations, and policies for the disabled
To connect these adverse actions to a disability, one of the following must be true:
- The individual has a physical or mental disability that substantially limits one or more major life activities (walking, talking, learning, etc.)
- The individual has a history of disability (such as serious medical illness like cancer that is currently in remission)
- The individual is perceived as having a disability (in other words, the disability does not have to be there for discrimination to occur)
Recent amendments to the ADA have further expanded the definition of disability to include HIV/AIDS, epilepsy, and diabetes. If you qualify for disability protection and you believe you have faced discrimination similar to the kind described above, your next call should be to Leichter Law Firm PC to discuss whether you should pursue a claim against your employer.
Leichter Law Firm PC Is Ready to Fight for You
You have the right to be treated fairly and to receive the same opportunities as others, regardless of your disability. If you or your loved one has faced discrimination related to their disability in Texas, Leichter Law Firm PC has the specialized knowledge and the experience to provide you the best legal support in your pursuit of fairer treatment and fair compensation. Call our discrimination lawyers today at (956) 205-0884 so we can begin fighting for you right away.