Federal employees who have a physical or mental disability are protected from discrimination by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. This law prohibits discrimination and requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to those with a disability. The law further strictly limits questions that a potential employer may ask a job applicant regarding his or her medical history. Despite the law, persons with disabilities are one of the groups most frequently discriminated against by federal employers. Our Atlanta based federal employment lawyers are passionate about protecting those with disabilities and ensuring that they are given equal rights. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation. Our attorneys represent U.S. Government workers throughout the country.
Atlanta based federal employment attorneys helping discrimination victims gain reasonable accommodations in the workplace
Federal law does not permit an employer to discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of a disability. First, an employer may not ask an applicant if he or she has a disability during the interview process. Once an employee is hired then an employer is required to provide reasonable accommodations which the employee may need in the event that the disability has been disclosed to the employer. Too often, employers are short sighted in coming up with creative solutions and an EEO complaint is filed by the employee. An EEO complaint can be filed to seek better working conditions, financial compensation, and other relief. This process will involve an investigation, a mediation, a possible appeal, and, if the administrative remedies do not work, a federal lawsuit. Hiring an attorney versed in this area of the law is crucial.
Our federal employment attorneys represent the disabled in cases involving reasonable accommodations. Once retained we will examine the steps which were taken to accommodate your needs. If they were not adequate then we will assist in the filing of an EEO complaint and we will work with the investigator throughout the investigative process. We will represent you from start to end and will file a federal lawsuit in U.S. District Court if necessary. We will explore all steps that were taken to accommodate your disability; these may include special work hours, the provision of certain equipment, or modifications to the structure. If you have been discriminated against by a federal employer then contact our lawyers immediately. Our Jonesboro office assists federal employees in the greater Atlanta Metro area including Macon, Savannah, Athens, Kennesaw, Marietta, Decatur, Dunwoody, Stone Mountain, Tucker, Alpharetta, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Duluth, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Norcross, Gainesville, as well as the counties of Bibb, Chatham, Clarke, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, and Richmond, as well as throughout the entire United States.
Federal employment attorneys protecting against disability discrimination during the U.S. Government’s hiring process
Some disabilities are not visible and many employers are unaware of a new hire’s medical needs until after the fact. However, it is not uncommon for persons who have a visible disability to experience discrimination during the hiring process. It is not always easy to prove that one has been passed over for a job expressly because of his or her condition. But if the applicant was qualified and passed over for a less qualified person, then a case may be made. Our employment attorneys understand how frustrating it can be for a qualified person with a disability to find work. If you have been blatantly discriminated against because of your disability, then we may be able to help. Our firm provides free case evaluations both in person and over the phone. We will listen to the facts of your case and help you determine if you have a valid claim against a federal agency. Contact us today. We are able to file federal cases in all fifty states.