Americans With Disabilities Act Legal Representation
While the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides protections for workers with 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 the person do his or her job.
The Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, attorneys at Marzzacco Niven & Associates have been holding employers accountable for violations of the ADA for more than 25 years. We’re raising a voice to protect your rights as an employee and work toward 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 procedures.
- 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 discrimination or harassment. You have the right to apply for jobs, not face denial of a promotion or compensation due to your disability, and receive the type of training that will allow you to perform your job duties.
Requirements Of The ADA
Among the many items that the ADA covers, one requirement stipulates that employers must create reasonable accommodations for disabled individuals by allowing them to fully perform their job. Such accommodations should assist the workers in performing the basic duties of their job. Employers cannot discriminate against such disabled workers who could otherwise perform their jobs with such reasonable accommodations.
Providing a claim under the ADA is complex, however. 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.
Marzzacco Niven & Associates 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 statements. Our understanding of the law provides us a strategic advantage in obtaining the best possible outcome for you.