Tennessee and Federal laws both protect persons with disabilities from discrimination in the workplace. Such laws provide equal opportunities for persons in Davidson County with disabilities to obtain employment and advance in their profession of choice. Employers must provide disabled persons with reasonable accomodations under these disbility laws so that they are able to perform their jobs.
Tennessee 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 Tennessee 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.
As long as the costs are reasonable, Davidson County employers are required to provide workers who have disabilities with any special equipment they require for completing tasks. 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 Davidson County?
In Davidson County there are numerous lawyers who specialize in the laws regulating employment and disabilities law. Consult a lawyer who can help you make decisions on your next course of action should difficulties present themselves.