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Many people in Minnesota, despite having a disability, are able to hold down a job to support themselves, with the right help. Unfortunately, many disabled workers still face discrimination in the workplace simply due to the fact that they are disabled.

What are reasonable accommodations in the workplace?

This Minneapolis employment law blog has previously discussed the Americans with Disabilities Act, also known as the ADA. A person who suffers from a physical or mental disability may request that his employer provide him with a reasonable accommodation so that he may do the work he is hired to do, and the right to make this form of request is secured under the tenants of the ADA. However, understanding what is considered reasonable with regard to the ADA's requirements is not always clear, and this blog post will touch on some of the issues that can obfuscate one's understanding of reasonableness when it comes to making workplace accommodations for disabilities.

When does harassment constitute disability discrimination?

Many individuals with disabilities do not let their medical condition impair their lives. They are still perfectly capable of working and supporting themselves independently. The Americans with Disabilities Act protects disabled employees or applicants from workplace discrimination. It even protects those who are discriminated against not because they have a disability, but because someone such as a spouse or child does. Unfortunately, just because something is illegal does not mean it won't happen, and some disabled individuals in Minneapolis may find they are the victims of disability discrimination.

Take action against workplace disability discrimination

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.

What are reasonable accommodations?

There are many people in Minnesota who live with a disability. This disability may prevent these individuals from being able to complete everyday tasks in the same way that a non-disabled person would complete them. However, that does not mean the individuals are incapable of many of the same work-related tasks.

Who can make an ADA violation claim?

When a person with disabilities is hired by an employer, or a current employee develops a disability, employers in Minnesota and elsewhere need to take certain steps to better accommodate the individual. If an employer fails to carryout such action, this could be considered a violation of the Americans with Disability Act, more commonly referred to as the "ADA."

Addressing disability discrimination in the workplace

Although discussing disabilities in the work environment is not easy, employees and employers in Minnesota and elsewhere should understand how disabilities could impact employees. This means not only understanding how a disability could directly limit an employee, but also understanding how certain situations could cause the employee to endure employment discrimination.

Disability discrimination against people with diabetes

There are a variety of illnesses and disabilities that employees in Minnesota and elsewhere need to manage in the workplace. While employers are required to accommodate the workplace for these disabilities, it can still be difficult for some employees to manage an illness at work. Some employers may want to avoid having an employee with these extra needs or accommodations, but this is considered workplace discrimination.

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