Tennessee and Federal laws both protect persons with disabilities from discrimination in the workplace. The various laws ensure that disabled persons in Shelby County have an equal opportunity to get hired and obtain promotions in their choice of field. It also requires that employers provide reasonable accommodations to enable all persons to perform their job correctly.
Tennessee 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. In Tennessee, any employer decisions to hire, assign a job position, or issue a promotion can not be based on a person's disability.
If the costs are reasonable, workers with disabilities are entitled to any special equipment required for work from their employers. This is on top of the requirement to provide equal treatment. Additionally, the ADA makes it illegal to discriminate against persons based on their relationship to persons who have a disability requiring special needs.
When do I need an Attorney in Shelby County?
Shelby County has various lawyers specializing in employment law and persons with disabilities. Consulting with an attorney may help you decide how to proceed when difficulties arise.