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The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) protects workers with a documented disability from being discriminated against at their place of employment. The ADA also guarantees that individuals with disabilities will be afforded equal opportunities at work and will be provided reasonable accommodations for them to perform their job.

Located in New Orleans, James L. Arruebarrena, L.L.C., has protected disabled workers' rights under the ADA for nearly 20 years. He has the knowledge and litigation experience his clients want on their side after they have been a victim of disability discrimination.

Protecting Your Rights Under the ADA

Many disabled workers are hesitant to challenge disability discrimination at their work even though they have the right to do so. If you feel your employer has violated the ADA, do not be afraid to speak with Mr. Arruebarrena about protecting your rights. Our firm will advise you on the appropriate actions to take, including filing a written notice of your complaint or initiating legal action, when necessary.

Your employer is prohibited from retaliating against you for voicing your concerns about disability discrimination or for asking for a reasonable accommodation. Always remember to communicate with your employer about these matters in writing, if possible, as that may make the difference when you are trying to prove your position. Mr. Arruebarrena aggressively pursues employer retaliation actions if you lose your job, are demoted, are passed over for a promotion or are not given a raise you rightfully have earned.

ADA Protections: Rules Your Employer Must Follow

The ADA helps to ensure equal opportunities for disabled individuals in the workplace. To accomplish this goal, the ADA prohibits employers from engaging in certain practices, as well as requires others. Your employer or potential employer must not factor in your disability when:

  • Making hiring decisions
  • Firing you or terminating your employment
  • Determining bonuses and raises
  • Making promotion decisions
  • Scheduling hours to work

Your employer must be aware of your disability and your need for reasonable accommodations. Additionally, the ADA requires employers to provide disabled workers and candidates with reasonable accommodations. Examples include:

  • Providing larger computer screens if you have poor vision
  • Reserving handicap parking near an entrance
  • Reassigning a newly disabled person to a new position if he or she can no longer perform his or her old job
  • Changing training materials

Contact a New Orleans ADA Lawyer

Contact our Louisiana law firm online, or call 504-322-1272 to schedule a confidential consultation with our experienced employment law attorney. Mr. Arruebarrena is here to help anyone who needs an accommodation for a documented disability or who has been a victim of disability discrimination.