Altoona Disability Lawyers

Find the right Disability attorney in Altoona, PA

Pennsylvania and Federal laws both protect individuals with disabilities from discrimination in the workplace. Altoona, Disability laws afford disabled individuals in Altoona 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.

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 company. An employer in Pennsylvania 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.

As long as the costs are reasonable, Altoona employers are required to provide workers who have disabilities with any special equipment they need for completing tasks. Furthermore, under the Americans with Disabilities Act, employers may not discriminate against individuals based upon their relation to disabled persons with special needs.

When do I need an Attorney in Altoona?

Pennsylvania has various employment law attorneys in Altoona who specialize in assisting persons with claims related to disabilities Consulting with an attorney may help you decide how to proceed when difficulties arise.

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Life in Altoona

Altoona is located in Blair County, Pennsylvania. Per the 2010 census it has a population of 46,320 people.

Some popular attractions include the Altoona Symphony Orchestra, Horeshoe Curve, the Railroaders Memorial Museum, the Juniata Shops of the Altoona Works, Mishler Theatre, Jaffa Shrine Center and the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament.

Earlier, Altoona's economy was primarily dependent on the railroad industry. This changed with time as the city began to urbanize. Now, the city depends more on local businesses. In fact a top employer is Sheetz. Sheetz is a large convenience store and gas station chain that is present in many states such as Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Virginia. There are many Sheetz locations (approximately twenty) in Altoona. Therefore it is one of the city's top employers. To support Sheetz and other businesses, the legal force in Altoona is strong. It has many competent attorneys who practice law in various fields. Thus, they are able to help local businesses and residents with their legal needs.

Some famous residents of Altoona include Janet Blair, Brad Benson, Michael Behe, Rob Boston, Sam Cohn, Ripper Collins, Henry Kloss, Star Jones, Tommy Irwin, and Mike Luzzolino.

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