Oak Harbor Disability Lawyers
Disabilities Under Washington Law
Persons with disabilities are protected from discrimination in the workplace according to both Washington and federal laws. Disability laws afford disabled individuals in Oak Harbor an equal opportunity to be hired and advance in their chosen professions. Employers are required by disbility laws to make reasonable accomodations for disabled persons to perform their tasks.
Washington Employment for the Disabled
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) makes discrimination against the disabled illegal, whether it be in a government agency or a private company. An employer in Washington might not consider someone's disability when they make the decision to hire that person, their job assignments or whether they might advance in their position.
Besides treating them equally, Oak Harbor employers must also provide disabled workers with any specific equipment required for work, according to reasonable costs. Additionally, the ADA makes it illegal to discriminate against persons based on their relationship to persons who have a disability requiring special needs.
When do I need an Attorney in Oak Harbor?
Various lawyers in Oak Harbor specialize in employment laws dealing with individuals with disabilities. Consult a lawyer who can help you make decisions on your next course of action should difficulties present themselves.
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Life in Oak HarborOak Harbor, Washington is a city in Island County, Washington. It is physically located on Whidbey Island, which is about 30 miles north of Seattle, and just off Puget Sound. Oak Harbor currently has a population of approximately 20,000 people.
Oak Harbor was incorporated in 1915. The history of Oak Harbor dates back to the mid 1800s, when 3 settlers staked claims in the area, which roughly coincide with the boundaries of the current city. Early settlers were largely from Norway and Sweden, giving the city a distinctive Scandinavian feel.
Oak Harbor is home to a major military installation - the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. This base is home to thousands of personnel, and is a major source of jobs and outside money for Oak Harbor, and the other communities in Whidbey Island.
The community is also home to one of the Pacific Northwest's major scenic landmarks: the Deception Pass Bridge, which connects Whidbey Island with Fidalgo Island.
Thanks to its proximity to Seattle, and its diverse population, there are many lawyers in and around Oak Harbor, Washington who are ready to handle virtually any legal issue that you might have. If you need legal advice, you should contact an Oak Harbor, Washington attorney as soon as possible.