Cambridge Disability Lawyers
Disabilities Under Massachusetts Law
According to Massachusetts and Federal laws, individuals with disabilities are protected from being discriminated against in the workplace. The various laws ensure that disabled individuals in Cambridge 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 perform their jobs.
Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts 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.
As long as the costs are reasonable, Cambridge employers are required to provide workers who have disabilities with any special equipment they require for completing tasks. Furthermore, under the Americans with Disabilities Act, employers may not discriminate against people based upon their relation to disabled persons with special needs.
When do I need an Attorney in Cambridge?
Most attorneys in Cambridge have specialized in disabilities laws in the employment sector. It can be helpful to consult with a lawyer who may be able to help guide you should difficulties come up.
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Life in CambridgeCambridge is part of the Greater Boston area. It is home to famous universities such as Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cambridge is home to around 105,162 people. It is the fifth largest city in Massachusetts.
Top employers include both Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mount Auburn Hospital, Biogen Idec, Genzyme, Novartis, and the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory. Many attorneys also live in or near Cambridge. Boston is home to many top-rated multinational law firms. There are also many small to mid-size law firms there as well. These firms train their attorneys to be the best and to succeed in winning any and every case, no matter how complicated the legal matter is.
Being such a historic place, there are any museums to visit in Cambridge. Popular attractions include the Harvard Art Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, the Fogg Art Museum, the Arthur M. Sackler Museum, the Harvard Museum of Natural History, the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Semitic Museum, MIT Museum, and the List Visual Arts Center at MIT.
Cambridge, with its historical influence, also has many wonderful buildings to visit and tour that depict beautiful architecture. Such buildings include the Asa Gray House, Elmwood House, the First Parish in Cambridge, Harvard Lampoon Building, Urban Rowhouse, and Memorial Hall at Harvard University.
Overall, Cambridge is a wonderful place to visit or call home.