Reasonable Accommodations for Disabled Workers
Traditional work environments may prevent some employees with disabilities from enjoying fair access to employment opportunities. When a qualified employee has a disability, an employer is required by Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act to provide reasonable accommodations for their condition. This means that the employer may be required to accommodate an employee’s needs, such as a change in physical environment or regular working hours, as long as these changes do not put an undue hardship on the employer.
Unfortunately, some employers fail to acknowledge and adhere to federal laws regarding fair employment opportunities for disabled workers. The Austin disability discrimination lawyers of The Melton Law Firm, are committed to helping our clients fight for the fair treatment they deserve. Contact our offices at 512-330-0017 to speak with an attorney about your legal rights and options.
An employer can increase an employee’s access to fair employment by making changes that make the work environment and structure more accessible. Examples of this include:
- Changes in working hours or days
- Modifications to the physical working environment
- Modifications to tasks and regular work duties
Some changes may be more significant than others, but as long as the modifications do not put an undue hardship on the employer, they are required by law to put them in place. If you have faced discrimination in the workplace, you have a legal right to fight back.
If you have been discriminated against either in the hiring process or at your place of employment because of a disability, the Austin disability discrimination attorneys of The Melton Law Firm, can help. To speak with a lawyer about your legal rights, contact our offices at 512-330-0017.