Oregon and Federal laws both protect individuals with disabilities from discrimination in the workplace. Disability laws afford disabled persons in Multnomah County 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.
Oregon Employment for the Disabled
Both government and private employers are prohibited from discriminating against the disabled according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). An employer in Oregon 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.
Besides treating them equally, Multnomah County employers must also provide disabled workers with any specific equipment needed for work, according to reasonable costs. Additionally, the ADA makes it illegal to discriminate against someone based on their relationship to persons who have a disability requiring special needs.
When do I need an Attorney in Multnomah County?
Multnomah County 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.