Both Arkansas and Federal law give individuals with disabilities protection from discrimination in the workplace. Such laws provide equal opportunities for individuals in Washington County with disabilities to obtain employment and advance in their profession of choice. Employers must provide disabled persons with reasonable accomodations under these disbility laws so that they are able to execute their jobs.
Arkansas Employment for the Disabled
Discrimination against disabled individuals is illegal under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), whether the employer is the government or a private agency. An employer in Arkansas 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.
If the costs are reasonable, workers with disabilities are entitled to any special equipment required for work from their employers. This is on top of the requirement to provide equal treatment. 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 Washington County?
Washington County has various lawyers specializing in employment law and persons with disabilities. Lawyers are available for consultation to help you decide your next step should any difficulties emerge.