Disability Discrimination Attorney in Katy
Upholding the Americans with Disabilities Act
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), disability discrimination
is unlawful. An employer cannot discriminate against an employee or applicant
with a disability. The ADA’s protection extends to conduct involving
applicants and employees in the terms, privileges, and conditions of employment.
If you have experienced discrimination in the workplace because of a disability,
seek legal representation from the Katy disability discrimination attorney
at the Law Office of Shane McClelland. Our team is committed to helping
clients seek justice for the wrongs against them.
To get started on your case, schedule a free case evaluation with us by
calling our number
Under the ADA, employers cannot fire you, demote you, or otherwise affect
a condition of your employment based upon a disability.
An employer also cannot ask you if you are disabled during an interview.
Likewise, if it is obvious that you are disabled, then your employer or
prospective employer cannot ask you about your condition. An employer
can, however, ask about your ability to perform your job or prospective
job functions. In the end, however, you cannot be kept from a job because
you are disabled.
It is also illegal for an employer to discriminate against a non-disabled
individual because of that person’s association with a disabled
To be considered disabled under the ADA, you must be able to reasonably
perform the essential functions of the job.
An individual is disabled under the ADA if he or she has a physical or
mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity,
including for example:
- Caring for self
You may also qualify as disabled if you have a record of an impairment
or are regarded as having such an impairment.
If you are disabled under the ADA, your employer must provide a reasonable
accommodation for you. The only exception is if doing so would impose
an undue hardship on your employer.
If you think your disability is the reason for your employment discrimination, please
contact Katy disability discrimination lawyer Shane McClelland at
(713) 242-1302 today.