Under New Jersey and Federal laws, discriminating against persons with disabilities is prohibited in the workplace. Such laws provide equal opportunities for persons in Washington with disabilities to obtain employment and advance in their profession of choice. Employers must provide disabled persons with reasonable accomodations under these disbility laws so that they are able to perform their jobs.
New Jersey 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 New Jersey 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 Washington?
Washington has many lawyers specializing in employment law and persons with disabilities. Lawyers are available for consultation to help you decide your next step should any difficulties emerge.