We all face obstacles in our lives. Sometimes those obstacles are just part of life and sometimes those obstacles are put in front of us by others.
Employers sometimes impose obstacles to employment that have nothing to do with your ability to do the job. Employers also sometimes refuse to eliminate obstacles they could easily eliminate even when those obstacles have nothing to do with the job or your ability to do it. A simple fix like a bigger computer screen, a flexible work schedule, a quiet work area, or access to an elevator all can make the difference for an employee with a disability being able to provide for their families and unemployment and public assistance.
Discrimination against people with disabilities is illegal. Both state and federal law prohibit employers from refusing to hire individuals with disabilities. Both state and federal law require employers to eliminate obstacles to employment for people with disabilities. And state and federal law require employers to discuss with you those accommodations you may need in the workplace to overcome obstacles.
When an employer refuses to hire you, refuses to listen to your requests, or denies you an accommodation that would make it easier for you to do your job, they violate the law. From precedent-setting litigation before state and federal trial and appellate courts to multiple seven-figure verdicts, attorneys at Thorman Hardin-Levine have aggressively pursued the rights of individuals with disabilities.