Both Alaska and Federal law give individuals with disabilities protection against discrimination in the workplace. Such laws provide equal opportunities for persons in Unalaska 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.
Alaska Employment for the Disabled
Both government and private employers are prohibited from discriminating against the disabled according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). An employer in Alaska 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.
Besides treating them equally, Unalaska employers must also provide disabled workers with any specific equipment needed for work, according to reasonable costs. 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 Unalaska?
Most attorneys in Unalaska have specialized in disabilities laws in the employment sector. Consult a lawyer who can help you make decisions on your next course of action should difficulties present themselves.