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Disability & Perceived Disability Discrimination

Indiana Disability Discrimination Attorney 

No employee with a disability, or a perceived disability, can be discriminated against by employers. This mandate is regulated by law at all levels, including federal, state, and local jurisdictions.

Discrimination cannot occur during or cause the following:

  • Initial job application submittal
  • Hiring interviews and process
  • Firing, termination, or layoffs
  • Promotions and advancement
  • Compensation and bonuses
  • Job training opportunities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects a disabled worker's rights to fair employment. Additionally, the ADA states that employers must make reasonable efforts to provide accommodations for any employees, or third-party visitors such as vendors and patrons, with disabilities or perceived disabilities. If you believe that you have been a victim of workplace discrimination due to your disabilities, you can contact Amber K. Boyd Attorney at Law. Our Indiana disability discrimination attorney can help you file a claim to protect your rights.

What is Disability Discrimination?

Discrimination against a disability or perceived disability may occur in one of numerous ways. In some instances, a manger or executive may make a derogatory comment about an employee's disability and subsequently penalize them; although it may be claimed that the employee's disability had nothing to do with the decision to admonish their work performance, the inappropriate comment would indicate otherwise. One of the most common ways disability discrimination manifests, however, is when an employee will not accommodate a disabled employee within reason, which causes them to fail at essential job functions as described in their employment contracts.

What is Perceived Disability Discrimination?

In an unusual change of circumstances, perceived disability discrimination occurs when an employer has come to the belief that you are disabled in some way and discriminates against you, despite you not having that perceived disability. Many perceived disability discrimination cases involve an employer falsely believing that an employee's actual disability is far worse and more debilitating than it is in actuality. For example, you may require a wheelchair to get around the office but it does not slow you down; your boss, however, does not want to assign courier-related tasks to you because they have convinced themselves that you experience hampered mobility.

Unlawful discrimination against you based on a disability or perceived disability will only cease once you stand up for your rights as an employee in Indiana. At Amber K. Boyd, our Indiana employment law attorney can guide you through this complicated legal process, right up to litigation in a courtroom.

Why should you trust Amber K. Boyd? Consider some of her accolades:

  • Years of experience representing employees
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • NBI and ICLEF Presenter
  • Indiana State Bar Association Leadership Development Academy, Participant
  • Marion County Bar Association, Board Member

Do not hesitate to reach out to us as soon as you think you need help with your discrimination case.

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