West Des Moines Disability Lawyers
Disabilities Under Iowa Law
Both Iowa and Federal law give individuals with disabilities protection against discrimination in the workplace. These laws provide people with disabilities in West Des Moines equal opportunities for getting hired and being advanced in ther respective professions. Disability laws also require employers to include reasonable accomodations in order that disabled people may properly perform their job.
Iowa 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 citizen. An employer in Iowa 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 West Des Moines?
West Des Moines has many lawyers specializing in employment law and persons with disabilities. Consulting with a lawyer beforehand will help you be prepared in the event of unforseen difficulties.