Omaha Disability Lawyers
Disabilities Under Nebraska Law
Under Nebraska and Federal laws, discriminating against individuals with disabilities is prohibited in the workplace. Such laws provide equal opportunities for individuals in Omaha with disabilities to obtain employment and advance in their profession of choice. It also requires that employers provide reasonable accommodations to enable all persons to perform their job correctly.
Nebraska 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 company. In Nebraska, employers are not allowed to consider a citizen's disability when making decisions regarding hiring, job positions, or advancement opportunities.
As long as the costs are reasonable, Omaha employers are required to provide workers who have disabilities with any special equipment they need for completing tasks. Employers are also prohibited under the act from discrimination based on a person's relation to persons with a disability or special needs.
When do I need an Attorney in Omaha?
Various lawyers in Omaha specialize in employment laws dealing with individuals with disabilities. It can be helpful to consult with a lawyer who may be able to help guide you should difficulties come up.
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Life in Omaha
Omaha is the seat of Douglas County and the largest city in the State of Nebraska. Omaha has a population that has been climbing toward 500,000 residents as well as 5 of Fortune 500's richest companies. Those include Union Pacific Corporation, Mutual of Omaha, ConAgra Foods, Peter Kiewit and Sons Inc., and Berkshire Hathaway. These monumental companies attract many other outstanding Fortune 1000 companies like the headquarters of TDAmeritrade, West Corporation, Werner Enterprises, First National Bank of Omaha, and world renown architectural firms like Leo A Daly and the DLR Group.
Omaha's urban landscape plays host to some of the world's most wealthy businessmen like Warren Buffett. Not surprising to find out then Forbes Magazine voted Omaha the "Best bang for your buck city" in the United States. The Olympic Swim Trials were hosted in Omaha in 2008 and again in 2012. Additionally, the College World Series is held in Omaha. Omaha is a diverse Midwestern city with a number of dedicated neighborhoods. Besides gated communities, Omaha offers a number of ethnic neighborhoods like Little Mexico, Little Italy, and Greek Town offer some of the city's most authentic restaurants. Downtown offers a number of nationally recognized historic landmarks and museums. Many residents work in the meatpacking and railroad industries. Omaha is famous for it's meat products, most notably Omaha Steaks which are shipped throughout the world.