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Both New Jersey state laws and federal laws prohibit discriminatory behavior toward an employee based on their disability. If you think you have been discriminated against in the workplace because you have a disability, then you should consider contacting a New Jersey disability discrimination lawyer to assert your rights.
What are Some Examples of Disability Harassment?
Disability harassment can include behaviors such as:
- Offensive / negative remarks about a person's disability
- Verbal or physical misconduct based on a person's disability
Why Hire Our Disability Discrimination Lawyer in NJ?
Hiring a disability discrimination lawyer is vital because it allows you to have someone on your side who understands the law and can help you fight for your rights. Disability discrimination lawyers have the experience and knowledge to help you navigate the complex legal system and increase your chances of success.
Disability Discrimination Laws in New Jersey
Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for disabled employees to be discriminated against in the workplace, whether they have a physical, mental, perceived, or short-term disability. The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) state that it is illegal to discriminate against or harass employees or potential job applicants because they have a disability, was disabled in the past, or are regarded as having a disability.
An employer needs to provide a reasonable accommodation for any employee or applicant with a disability so that he or she can perform the job to the best of his or her ability. The only exception is if those accommodations would create immense expense or difficulty for the employer. Reasonable accommodations are defined as a modification in the workplace that helps the employee with a disability to do their job duties.
Benefits on Hiring a NJ Disability Discrimination Lawyer
Our team of disability discrimination lawyers in New Jersey has helped protect the rights of employees in NJ for decades. Having an experienced attorney by your side willing to fight for you is important for ensuring that you are provided with the legal support and guidance that you need. Take a look at our client testimonials and see why we are the most trusted team of disability discrimination attorneys in all of New Jersey and Philadelphia.
If you have experienced workplace discrimination or refusal to provide reasonable accommodations, the employment law attorneys at The Law Firm of Morgan Rooks, P.C. are ready to hear your case and represent you.
What Is Disability Discrimination Under New Jersey Law?
Disability discrimination involves unfavorable treatment by an employer or other entity, on an employee or applicant because of their disability. The state of New Jersey protects any form of "disability" when it comes to disability discrimination, including both mental and physical disabilities.
ADA Protected Disabilities
Some examples of disabilities protected may include the following:
- Disabilities related to pregnancy
- Mental impairment of any sort
What are Some Examples of Disability Discrimination?
Our lawyers have handled numerous disability discrimination cases. Time and time again, we see employers discriminating against individuals with disabilities.
Some examples of such disability discrimination are:
- Failing to engage in an interactive process to determine the appropriate reason able accommodation
- Not providing reasonable accommodations for the employee with a disability so they can do their job
- Making offensive or inappropriate statements about disability
- Passing someone over for a promotion because of a real or perceived disability
- Paying an employee with a disability less than others doing their same job
- Treating an employee with a disability differently than everyone else
- Denying an employee’s request for time off under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) or retaliating against said employee for exercising rights under FMLA
- Outright asking a job applicant if they have a type of disability
- Exhibiting retaliatory behaviors toward an employee if they request an accommodation or receive an accommodation
What Are Considered Types of Reasonable Accommodations?
As an employee with a disability, you have the right under the ADA and NJLAD to request that reasonable accommodations be made so you can do your job correctly. Your employer must enter what is called the interactive process with you, so that, together, you can decide what accommodations can reasonably be made and what options are available to you at your workplace.
Types of reasonable accommodations that should be made include:
- Getting specialized equipment such as a screen reader or documents in large print that help you do your job
- Having other employees do some of the non-essential tasks that were in your job description
- Changing your desk area or your working hours
- Allowing a flexible work schedule
- Reassigning the employee to a vacant position
Your workplace facility should also be ADA and NJLAD compliant. Any building that is public is required to have accessibility standards that the ADA sets forth, and commercial facilities, while they may be privately owned, are also regulated by the ADA.
Contact Our New Jersey Disability Discrimination Attorneys Today
Throughout New Jersey, our attorneys handle disability discrimination cases for many employees who have faced illegal discrimination, simply because they have a type of disability. If you are concerned that your employer has discriminated against you, the disability lawyers at The Law Firm of Morgan Rooks, P.C. may be able to help. It is important to act quickly as there is a limited amount of time to file Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaints or disability discrimination claims.
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