Under North Carolina and Federal laws, discriminating against individuals with disabilities is prohibited in the workplace. Disability laws afford disabled individuals in Polk County an equal opportunity to be hired and advance in their chosen professions. Employers must provide disabled persons with reasonable accomodations under these disbility laws so that they are able to execute their jobs.
North Carolina Employment for the Disabled
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) makes discrimination against the disabled illegal, whether it be in a government agency or a private company. An employer in North Carolina might not consider someone's disability when they make the decision to hire that person, their job assignments or whether they might advance in their position.
If the costs are reasonable, workers with disabilities are entitled to any special equipment required for work from their employers. This is on top of the requirement to provide equal treatment. Employers are also prohibited under the act from discrimination based on a person's relation to persons with a disability or special needs.
When do I need an Attorney in Polk County?
Polk County has various 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.