Gaithersburg Disability Lawyers
Disabilities Under Maryland Law
According to Maryland and Federal laws, individuals with disabilities are protected from being discriminated against in the workplace. The various laws ensure that disabled individuals in Gaithersburg have an equal opportunity to get hired and obtain promotions in their choice of field. Employers must provide disabled persons with reasonable accomodations under these disbility laws so that they are able to perform their jobs.
Maryland Employment for the Disabled
Both government and private employers are prohibited from discriminating against the disabled according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In Maryland, employers are not allowed to consider a person's disability when making decisions regarding hiring, job positions, or advancement opportunities.
In addition to fair treatment, Gaithersburg 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. Furthermore, under the Americans with Disabilities Act, employers may not discriminate against individuals based upon their relation to disabled persons with special needs.
When do I need an Attorney in Gaithersburg?
Gaithersburg has numerous lawyers specializing in employment law and persons with disabilities. Consulting with an attorney may help you decide how to proceed when difficulties arise.
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Life in Gaithersburg
Gaithersburg, Maryland is a city in Montgomery County. Its population is around 60,000 people.
Gaithersburg, Maryland was founded in 1765, as a small agricultural community. By the late 1800s, B&O Railroad had built a station in Gaithersburg, which accelerated its growth. The station was designed by a Ephraim Francis Baldwin, a famous architect known for designing ornate, Victorian-style train stations.
In 1899, Gaithersburg was selected as one of six sites for the construction of the International Latitude Observatory, which was an international effort of scientists to precisely measure Earth's "wobble" on its axis of rotation. Six observatories were built in different parts of the world, on the exact same line of latitude. They would then all focus on the same groups of stars, and each one would measure the stars' apparent movement very precisely, using this data they could obtain very precise data about the movement of Earth's axis. The Observatory in Gaithersburg is an important site in the history of science. It has been designated a National Historic Landmark, and is a popular destination for science enthusiasts to visit.
Modernly, Gaithersburg is very diverse, both economically, and demographically. For this reason, there are many competent lawyers of various specialties in Gaithersburg. This means that, if you are facing any type of legal issue, there is a Gaithersburg, Maryland lawyer who can help you with it.