Pennsylvania and Federal laws both protect persons with disabilities from discrimination in the workplace. Disability laws afford disabled persons in Akron 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.
Pennsylvania Employment for the Disabled
Discriminating against the disabled is prohibited by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), whether the employer is a government agency or a private employer. An employer in Pennsylvania 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.
Employers in Akron must also provide any special equipment that the disabled person may require for performing duites, so long costs are reasonable. This is in addition to providing 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 Akron?
Akron 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.