New Orleans Disability Accommodations Attorney
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination because of a disability and requires employers to make a reasonable accommodation for someone with disabilities or handicaps. What constitutes a reasonable accommodation is dependent on many factors, but generally it is defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) as an accommodation that would not impose an undue hardship on the employer's business.
If you believe you have a disability that falls within the bounds of the ADA and are not being accommodated reasonably by your employer, turn to experienced employment law attorney James Arruebarrena in New Orleans, Louisiana. He has been providing employees with aggressive defense of their rights since 1993. Mr. Arruebarrena can review your case and help you understand the ways in which we may pursue a resolution to the matter.
Americans with Disabilities Act Lawyer Serving Louisiana
If an employer does not or will not take the necessary steps to ensure the reasonable accommodations for your disability, you might be able to initiate legal action against your employer.
Reasonable accommodations may include the following:
- Job accommodations — changing schedules or restructuring a job to reasonably accommodate a disability
- Providing special disability accommodations — including reassignment, office furniture, computer programs and other special needs to reasonably accommodate persons with disabilities
- Assisting you to find an open alternative position — entering an interactive process to help you find another job that will meet your requested accommodation
Not all disabilities and/or conditions require that employers provide you with reasonable accommodation. There are complicated definitions that require individuals to have disabilities and conditions that affect their major life functions such as walking, talking, eating, thinking and seeing, among many others. Mr. Arruebarrena can help you understand if your health situation qualifies you for disability accommodation under ADA specifications.
Contact an Employment Law Attorney Today
Contact our disability discrimination lawyer online today, or call our law office at 504-525-2520 to schedule a confidential consultation. You have a right to be free from discrimination in the workplace, and we are prepared to help you protect that right and hold your employer accountable.