Hazleton Disability Lawyers

Find the right Disability attorney in Hazleton, PA

Pennsylvania and Federal laws both protect persons with disabilities from discrimination in the workplace. Disability laws afford disabled persons in Hazleton 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 execute their tasks.

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. When making decisions regarding hiring, job assignment, or promotions, employers in Pennsylvania cannot consider a person's disability.

In addition to fair treatment, Hazleton 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. 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 Hazleton?

Numerous lawyers in Hazleton specialize in employment laws dealing with individuals with disabilities. Consulting with an attorney may help you decide how to proceed when difficulties arise.

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Life in Hazleton

Hazleton is home to 24,000 Luzerne County residents who enjoy a close proximity to nearby major metropolitan areas and outstanding city parks and recreational areas. Hazleton is known as "The Mountain City" and "The Power City" because of it's abundance of foothills and abundant coal supply. One fact of which you may not be aware is that Hazleton was originally spelled "Hazelton" but a clerk misspelled it during incorporation and it stuck.

In 2006, Hazleton garnered national attention when Mayor Lou Barletta and other counsel members passed the Illegal Immigration Relief Act which initially fined business owners ,000 for each illegal immigrant they employed as well as the loss of all city issued licenses and permits. The law was later thrown out because it was considered unconstitutional and was disputed by a number of lawsuits as well as the Pennsylvania ACLU among others. Office Max, Simmons Bedding Company, Michaels, AutoZone, WEIR Materials, Amazon.com, and EB Brands are some of the important companies who are major employers in Hazleton. There are also a number of every experienced lawyers. Hazleton lawyers are familiar with many different areas of law and use their knowledge of local courts to advise you.  

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