Americans with Disabilities Act Archives

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Our last blog post discussed when it is okay for an employer to subject you to a medical examination before hiring you. As mentioned then, this aspect of employment is regulated by the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA is a far-reaching law meant to protect individuals with disabilities from being discriminated against in the hiring process, termination decisions, and compensation and promotion considerations. However, though protecting your legal rights under this law are paramount, fully understanding and acting on them can be difficult.

Can I be subject to a medical examination before being hired?

It depends. If all employees in a similar job with the employer were subjected to a medical examination as a condition to being hired, then you may legally be asked to submit to similar evaluation. These medical examinations, though, must be related to the job and in line with the employer's needs.

ADA protects against Ebola-related discrimination

In today's interconnected world, people can travel from one end of the Earth to the other in just a matter of days. While this brings cultures and people closer together, it also helps to spread disease that would otherwise be isolated to one part of the world. With the recent spread of Ebola to the United States, some people have been experiencing discrimination.

We can explain and protect your rights under the ADA

In a recent blog post, we explained that Louisiana employers have a duty to make reasonable accommodations for disabled employees under the Americans with Disabilities Act. As this post explained, the specific accommodations that are required under the ADA will depend on the specific circumstances of each case. However, generally employers must take steps that are necessary for a person to do a job as easily as a non-disabled worker.

Reasonable accommodations under the ADA

Federal laws prohibit certain kinds of discrimination in employment in order to ensure that people get equal opportunities in the workplace. One such law is the Americans with Disabilities Act. Under the ADA, employers cannot discriminate against an employee with a disability. Further, employers must provide reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities.

Telecommuting is a reasonable accommodation under the ADA

The Americans with Disabilities Act protects people in Louisiana and across the United States with documented disabilities from suffering from workplace discrimination because of their differences. It helps to ensure that disabled individuals receive the same treatment when it comes to hiring, firing, promotion and compensation procedures within a particular company. It also requires workplaces to make reasonable accommodations so that the disabled individual is able to complete his or her job.

Man with diabetes files wrongful termination lawsuit

In New Orleans, people who are disabled are supposed to receive reasonable accommodations to assist them in doing their jobs. In addition, it is unlawful for an employer to violate their employees' rights by committing disability discrimination. Those who have had their rights violated in any way or been the victims of wrongful termination because of a disability can consider taking legal action to receive compensation.

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