Oregon and Federal laws both protect people with disabilities from discrimination in the workplace. Disability laws afford disabled individuals in La Grande 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 correctly perform their job.
Oregon 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 agency. In Oregon, any employer decisions to hire, assign a job position, or issue a promotion can not be based on a person's disability.
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. Additionally, the ADA makes it illegal to discriminate against persons based on their relationship to persons who have a disability requiring special needs.
When do I need an Attorney in La Grande?
La Grande has various lawyers specializing in employment law and persons with disabilities. Consulting with an attorney may help you decide how to proceed when difficulties arise.