Living with a disability can be tough, even in today's society that has made huge strides in keeping the "playing field" level for those who have disabilities. Despite the challenges they face, many people who have a disability are able to maintain employment and support themselves. And, for the most part, many employers are happy to accommodate disabled employees, if they have the right skills for the job. But, what happens when a Minnesota resident faces disability discrimination in the workplace? What are the options?
First, it is important to recognize what type of discrimination the victim is dealing with. In some cases, the discrimination comes in the form of verbal harassment from supervisors or co-workers. If these types of insults and comments continue and are not addressed, it could constitute a hostile work environment for the employee. In other cases, an employer may not allow a disabled employee the time off of work that might be needed for medical treatment or other doctor appointments. Then, in some other cases, an employer may not make the "reasonable accommodations" for the disabled employee that are mandated by law under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Disabled employees can oftentimes face enough challenges without having to deal with discrimination or harassment in the workplace. However, for those who are unfortunate enough to face this type of situation, there may be legal options.
There are a wide variety of state and federal laws that protect employees in Minnesota from employment discrimination. At our law firm, we do our best to work with our clients to identify the best path forward for their potential legal claim. For more information about how our law firm might be able to help with your disability discrimination claim, please visit our website.