Fort Collins Disability Lawyers
Disabilities Under Colorado Law
Both Colorado and Federal law give individuals with disabilities protection from discrimination in the workplace. The various laws ensure that disabled persons in Fort Collins 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 correctly 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 company. When making decisions regarding hiring, job assignment, or promotions, employers in Colorado cannot consider a citizen's disability.
In addition to equal treatment, Fort Collins employers must also provide any special equipment the disabled may need to perform their duties, as long as the cost of the equipment is reasonable. 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 Fort Collins?
Various lawyers in Fort Collins 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 Fort Collins
Fort Collins is a medium-sized city. It is a home-rule municipality, meaning that it is not part of any county, and the state of Colorado has delegated some of its authority to the city, which the city can exercise within its own borders. It has a population of about 137,000.
Fort Collins is generally known as a college town, being home to Colorado State University. The city of Fort Collins frequently ranks near the top of Money Magazine's list of best places in the U.S. to live.
Because of the large college-aged demographic, Fort Collins has a thriving music and art scene, as well as a large number of well-regarded microbreweries.
Fort Collins has a healthy and diverse economy, with major employers such as Colorado State University, Hewlett Packard, AMD, Wal-Mart, and many others providing thousands of public and private-sector jobs, in a wide variety of fields.
Given its size, diversity, and vitality, it should come as no surprise that, with all the business that's done in Fort Collins, there are sometimes legal issues. For that reason, it shouldn't be a surprise that there are many Fort Collins, Colorado lawyers who are very skilled. If you're facing a legal issue, a Fort Collins, Colorado lawyer can help.