Disability Discrimination Lawyers in Houston
Employment Law Attorneys Houston, TX
When a job applicant is asked about his or her possible disabilities rather than ability to do the job; when a disabled employee or applicant is overlooked in hiring or promotion because of actual or perceived disability; when an employer fails to make reasonable accommodations for disabled workers—unlawful discrimination based on disability has occurred. This is a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008, and you have a legal advocate in Shellist Lazarz Slobin.
Discrimination Based on Disability: Know Your Rights
If you believe you were passed up for a job because of your disability, or if you have otherwise suffered disability discrimination in the workplace, contact the Houston employment law attorneys at Shellist Lazarz Slobin for a consultation.
Specifically, the ADA prohibits:
- Discrimination "against qualified individuals with disabilities in job application procedures, hiring, firing, advancement, compensation, job training, and other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment";
- Discrimination against employees and applicants who have a “physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, have a record of such an impairment; or are regarded as having such an impairment;” and
- Failure to provide reasonable accommodations for a qualified employee or applicant with a disability, such as providing handicap accessible facilities, modifying work schedules, restructuring, or providing modified equipment or interpreters.
Choose Shellist Lazarz Slobin for Dedicated Advocacy
Shellist Lazarz Slobin is a dedicated advocate of employee rights, and we seek to protect employees from disability discrimination and discrimination based on injury, illness, or disease, such as cancer, HIV, or AIDS. Under the ADA, disabled employees are protected from discrimination in the workplace. We can take immediate action to protect your rights, remedy current disability discrimination, and help prevent future discrimination.
Our disability discrimination lawyers in Houston have 100 years of combined experience in handling discrimination / retaliation cases in Texas and throughout the United States. We can help you file a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or pursue a disability discrimination lawsuit, if necessary. If you have encountered disability discrimination in your workplace, the Houston disability discrimination lawyers at Shellist Lazarz Slobin can help.
Contact us at (713) 352-3433 to discuss your claim and legal options under the law. Se habla español.