Both District of Columbia and Federal law give individuals with disabilities protection from discrimination in the workplace. The various laws ensure that disabled persons in Washington have an equal opportunity to get hired and obtain promotions in their choice of field. Disability laws make it mandatory for employers to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities so that they can execute their jobs.
District of Columbia 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. In District of Columbia, employers are not allowed to consider a citizen's disability when making decisions regarding hiring, job positions, or advancement opportunities.
As long as the costs are reasonable, Washington employers are required to provide workers who have disabilities with any special equipment they need for completing tasks. Furthermore, under the Americans with Disabilities Act, employers may not discriminate against persons based upon their relation to disabled persons with special needs.
When do I need an Attorney in Washington?
Many attorneys in Washington have specialized in disabilities laws in the employment sector. Consulting with a lawyer beforehand will help you be prepared in the event of unforseen difficulties.