Treating an employee differently due to disability is unfortunately one of the most common forms of discrimination. Many employers simply think hiring a disabled employee will be too costly or do not understand how to accommodate one’s health condition. Our Atlanta employment attorneys assist employees whose employers are struggling to find suitable resolutions when it comes to reasonably accommodating a disability. We aggressively fight for worker rights by pursuing a complaint with the EEOC when a resolution is not possible. Contact our lawyers today for a free case evaluation.
Georgia lawyers advocating for reasonable accommodations on the part of Atlanta area employees
Federal law prohibits employers from discriminating against workers with physical or mental disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) strictly prohibits employers from asking medical related questions during interviews or outright asking an employee if they have any kind of disability. Federal employees are protected by the Rehabilitation Act which is similar to the ADA. When an employee is hired, if it becomes necessary to disclose a medical condition, an employer must provide reasonable accommodations for an employee. It is not uncommon for an employer to require education as to what a “reasonable accommodation” is; many employers fear an employee with a disability will be costly to their bottom line. The truth is, most employee needs can be accommodated for no or little cost, and legal action can be avoided by utilizing a creative solution.
Our Georgia employment lawyers assist federal workers with disabilities on several levels. We are available to help you make a request for a reasonable accommodation and mediate a resolution with your employer in order to find a reasonable resolution for the problem at hand. If that is not possible we will file a formal complaint with your federal agency EEOC office. In extreme cases we are prepared to file a lawsuit in Federal District Court if all other avenues have been exhausted. We are also available to represent employees who have been passed over for jobs and promotions due to their disability and despite their qualifications. Our attorneys assist clients in the greater Atlanta Metro area including Jonesboro, Warner Robins, Columbus, Norfolk, Virginia, Birmingham, Alabama, as well as the counties of Bibb, Chatham, Clarke, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, and Richmond.
Atlanta metro area law firm sticking up for the rights of employees with disabilities
The attorneys at Obiorah Fields, LLC dedicate their practice to advocating for the rights of employees. We handle filing all paperwork with the EEOC and any other appropriate agency. Our attorneys will ensure that the complaint process continues to move through the system and that all deadlines are met. We will stay in regular communication with you throughout the process. We understand that this is a stressful time and focus on the law so you can focus on your future.