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Disability Discrimination and Reasonable Accommodations

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 protects federal employees from discrimination on the grounds of a known physical or mental disability. When you are discriminated against due to a disability, the stress and emotional turmoil can be overwhelming. You have worked hard, you are skilled and capable and when you are discounted because of your disability, it is important to remember that you do have rights. If you have been the victim of discrimination related to a disability you should seek professional legal representation for assistance navigating the EEO complaint process. In order to protect your rights, your future, and your livelihood, it is critical that you contact a lawyer right away.

Persons with disabilities have a proud history of accomplishment and contribution in our society. Despite this, managers and bosses have in some cases, mistreated disabled employees. The Federal Practice Group Worldwide Service will aggressively protect your rights and hold managers and executives accountable for unfair treatment. Persons with disabilities have a right to request reasonable accommodations in the workplace to allow you to effectively do your job. The accomplished group of attorneys from the firm is passionate about protecting your rights. We may be able to help you when you have experienced discrimination.

Requests for Reasonable Accommodation

The federal government is required to accommodate the mental and physical disabilities of disabled federal employees. In some cases, a federal employee may need legal assistance to even establish that he or she is a "qualified individual with a disability" and thus is deserving of appropriate reasonable accommodations. A reasonable accommodation is considered a change, adaptation, or modification in a workplace that is needed for disabled employees to fulfill the duties of their job. Reasonable accommodations may also include changes or modifications to policies which enable all qualified workers to accomplish the tasks that their specific job requires. Requests for reasonable accommodation can include modifications to a work station, wheelchair accessibility, accessible parking, telecommuting, or other similar accommodations. Managers and supervisors are not allowed to discriminate or otherwise ignore reasonable requests from their employees, or to retaliate if you have requested a reasonable accommodation. If you have experienced discrimination or are concerned about your rights when it comes to requests for reasonable accommodation, you need to contact an experienced attorney without delay.

Fighting for the Rights of Federal Employees

No matter where you are in the United States or worldwide, the dedicated attorneys at the firm are prepared to aggressively protect your rights. A disability should not impair your ability to follow your career goals. The talented and tireless group of lawyers at the firm will vigorously fight for your career and your future opportunities. They have over 100 years of combined experience successfully assisting clients achieve results. The firm is proud to serve you and to uphold your right to fair treatment.