Living with a disability can present daily challenges. However, many of those in Minnesota with disabilities are able to persevere, not allowing their condition from preventing them from living a full and happy life. For many of these individuals, this includes holding down a job. However, it is an unfortunate fact that sometimes an individual with a disability will be discriminated against at work.
For example, a person with a disability may find that his or her employer has threatened to fire him or her for taking time off of work to obtain medical treatment for his or her disability. Or, perhaps an employer has unlawfully refused to make reasonable accommodations for those in the workplace who suffer from a disability. In addition, some disabilities may not be as recognizable as others, such as mental disabilities, and this can lead to workplace discrimination.
It is against the law to discriminate or harass a person in the workplace because the person is disabled. For example, a negative comment or exposing people to poor working conditions due to their disability may be considered discrimination. However, those in the workplace with disabilities have rights under the law that deserve to be upheld.
Depending on the circumstances, individuals who have suffered from discrimination in the workplace may want to seek legal advice. They may have legal options to compensate them for the discrimination they have suffered. The following information on disability discrimination from the law firm of John A Klassen, PA, may help those who have suffered discrimination in the workplace due to their disability.