Pennsylvania and Federal laws both protect persons with disabilities from discrimination in the workplace. Disability laws afford disabled individuals in Chester County an equal opportunity to be hired and advance in their chosen professions. Employers are required by disbility laws to make reasonable accomodations for disabled persons to perform their tasks.
Pennsylvania Employment for the Disabled
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) makes discrimination against the disabled illegal, whether it be in a government agency or a private company. When making decisions regarding hiring, job assignment, or promotions, employers in Pennsylvania cannot consider a citizen's disability.
In addition to equal treatment, Chester County employers must also provide any special equipment the disabled may need to perform their duties, as long as the cost of the equipment is reasonable. Employers are also prohibited under the act from discrimination based on a person's relation to persons with a disability or special needs.
When do I need an Attorney in Chester County?
In Chester County there are various lawyers who specialize in the laws regulating employment and disabilities law. Lawyers are available for consultation to help you decide your next step should any difficulties emerge.