Atlanta Disability Lawyers
Disabilities Under Georgia Law
Both Georgia and Federal law give individuals with disabilities protection from discrimination in the workplace. An equal opportunity for hiring and advancement opportunities in Atlanta for persons with disabilities is afforded by these laws. Disability laws also require employers to include reasonable accomodations in order that disabled people may correctly perform their job.
Georgia 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. In Georgia, any employer decisions to hire, assign a job position, or issue a promotion can not be based on a person's disability.
Employers in Atlanta must also provide any special equipment that the disabled person may need for performing duites, so long costs are reasonable. This is in addition to providing equal treatment. Furthermore, under the Americans with Disabilities Act, employers may not discriminate against individuals based upon their relation to disabled persons with special needs.
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