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
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.