Americans With Disabilities Act Legal Representation

While the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides protections for workers suffering from disabilities, companies often fail to comply with the provisions of this act. Employers may unlawfully terminate an individual after failing to provide accommodations to help this person do their job.

The Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, attorneys at Katherine L. Niven & Associates, PC, have been holding employers accountable for violations of the ADA for more than 25 years. We fight to protect your rights as an employee and work towards obtaining fair and just compensation for the wrongful actions taken by employers.

Who Does The ADA Protect?

The ADA provides protections for individuals suffering from a wide variety of physical, mental and emotional disabilities including:

  • Injuries such as broken bones or injuries to the joint that prevent you from working for a specific period of time
  • Injuries that may lead to the need for surgery or other medical procedure
  • A disease for which you are receiving treatment, including cancer, diabetes, heart disease and asthma
  • Chronic or persistent depression disorder
  • Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia

If you are a worker suffering from a disability, you deserve the chance to perform your job without the threat of termination, and without having to face any harassment. You have the right to apply for jobs, not face denial of a promotion or compensation due to your disability, and to receive the kind of training that will allow for you to perform your job duties.

Requirements Of The ADA

Among the many items that the ADA covers, there is a requirement for employers to create reasonable accommodations for disabled individuals allowing them to fully perform their job. Such accommodations should assist the worker in performing the basic duties of their job. Employers cannot discriminate against such disabled workers who could otherwise perform their job with such reasonable accommodations.

Providing a claim under the ADA is complex, however, and for this reason the assistance of a lawyer who understands employment law and workers' rights is essential. Employers may claim that making such accommodations is burdensome and would require a hardship on their business. The employer may attempt to imply that such accommodations would lower production standards.

Katherine L. Niven & Associates, PC, is entirely dedicated to working for you, the injured or disabled worker. We anticipate the arguments that employers will make and come prepared to refute such defenses. Our understanding of the law provides us a strategic advantage in obtaining the best possible outcome for you.

Contact Our Law Firm To Learn More About ADA Claims

If you suspect you are a victim of an ADA violation, contact our law office by calling 717-260-3580 or toll-free at 866-321-5340. Initial consultations are free.