Under Mississippi and Federal laws, discriminating against persons with disabilities is prohibited in the workplace. Disability laws afford disabled persons in Holly Springs an equal opportunity to be hired and advance in their chosen professions. Disability laws also require employers to include reasonable accomodations in order that disabled people may properly perform their job.
Mississippi 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 Mississippi 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. Employers are also prohibited under the act from discrimination based on a person's relation to someone with a disability or special needs.
When do I need an Attorney in Holly Springs?
Holly Springs has numerous lawyers specializing in employment law and persons with disabilities. It can be helpful to consult with a lawyer who may be able to help guide you should difficulties come up.