Foley Disability Lawyers
Disabilities Under Alabama Law
Both Alabama and Federal law give individuals with disabilities protection against discrimination in the workplace. Such laws provide equal opportunities for persons in Foley with disabilities to obtain employment and advance in their profession of choice. Employers are required by disbility laws to make reasonable accomodations for disabled persons to execute their tasks.
Alabama Employment for the Disabled
Discriminating against the disabled is prohibited by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), whether the employer is a government agency or a private employer. An employer in Alabama may not consider someone's disability when they make the decision to hire that person, their job assignments or whether they may advance in their position.
If the costs are reasonable, workers with disabilities are entitled to any special equipment needed for work from their employers. This is on top of the requirement to provide fair treatment. Additionally, the ADA makes it illegal to discriminate against someone based on their relationship to persons who have a disability requiring special needs.
When do I need an Attorney in Foley?
Most attorneys in Foley have specialized in disabilities laws in the employment sector. Consulting with a lawyer beforehand will help you be prepared in the event of unforseen difficulties.