Pregnancy & Disability Discrimination
Fierce Legal Advocacy in Rochester, New York
As an individual living with a disability, you should be aware of the federal and state laws that protect you from workplace discrimination. The Glennon Law Firm, P.C. has represented many victims of employment discrimination due to physical or mental impairment. In fact, our attorneys practice exclusively in this area of law, unlike other law firms in the Rochester area.
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 made it clear that discrimination based on pregnancy is illegal under Title VII. This law was passed in response to a 1964 U.S. Supreme Court decision that ruled that discrimination based on pregnancy or disability due to pregnancy was not illegal. Today, employers are required to provide work-related accommodations to pregnant women. If non-pregnant workers are receiving accommodations from your employer, but you are not receiving accommodations needed due to your pregnancy, then you are likely being unlawfully discriminated against.
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is a federal law prohibiting employers from discharging or failing to employ qualified individuals on the basis of disability. If you are able to perform your job duties, then the ADA upholds your right to equal employment opportunity. In addition, the New York State Human Rights Law also protects individuals with disabilities from workplace discrimination.
Discuss your case with us by calling (585) 294-0303.
What Is Disability?
A disability is defined by federal law as a mental or physical impairment that significantly inhibits a major life activity. Under New York state law, the definition of a disability is even more inclusive. Not only is disability employment discrimination illegal, but employers are also required by law to make "reasonable accommodations" for employees with disabilities unless doing so would cause "undue hardship."
Examples of reasonable accommodation include:
- Providing accessible or modified equipment
- Job reassignment
- Work schedule restructuring
- Modifying work-related tests and job training material
- Providing interpreters and / or readers
Make an Appointment to Discuss Your Case
If you believe that you have been the victim of pregnancy discrimination or disability discrimination in your place of work, don't hesitate to retain seasoned legal counsel and advocacy from a Rochester disability discrimination lawyer who can help you. Our attorneys are the leading plaintiff's employment law attorneys in the area and we regularly receive referrals from other attorneys. Why settle for less? Your case is important because it affects every aspect of your life - from your economic health to your future career to your family's security.
Protect your employee rights: Contact The Glennon Law Firm, P.C. today to schedule your case evaluation with an award-winning legal professional.