Civil actions based on disability discrimination in the workplace

On Behalf of | Nov 5, 2014 | Disability Discrimination |

A workplace should be an environment where employees feel comfortable. Employees in Minnesota should understand that if an individual is being treated differently or harassed due to physical or mental disabilities, this is a serious issue that should be acted upon. Our firm understands that it could be challenging to speak out about disability discrimination, especially when an individual is being subjected to it, but employees should understand their rights and what steps they can take to end the harassment and the hostile work environment in which they are currently work.

There are various signs of disability discrimination in the workplace. In some cases, an employer disallows an employee to take off the necessary time to receive treatment for his or her disability. In other cases, this form of discrimination occurs when an employer fails to make reasonable accommodations for the employee who has the disability.

Whether it is a physical disability, which could be easily noticed, or a mental or emotional disability, which is often difficult to detect, employees with disabilities have rights in the workplace. If an employee is harassed or mistreated because of his or her disability, then he or she has the right to speak out about the situation and even file a civil action for damages incurred by the events. Our attorneys understand the sensitivity involved in these matters and will appropriately address the needs of those struggling with employment discrimination.

Filing a cause of action based on employment discrimination might be a complex matter for an individual to initiate and navigate. Becoming knowledgeable about the process could help ensure that an employee understands the situation and the requirements of the process. Our law firm’s disability discrimination overview could help them determine how to address the issues they are experiencing. Moreover, it will give them insight about the process and their legal rights.