Both Colorado and Federal law give individuals with disabilities protection against discrimination in the workplace. The various laws ensure that disabled individuals in Burlington have an equal opportunity to get hired and obtain promotions in their choice of field. Disability laws also require employers to include reasonable accomodations in order that disabled people may properly perform their job.
Colorado 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 Colorado 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 Burlington?
Burlington has numerous 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.