Amarillo Disability Lawyers

Find the right Disability attorney in Amarillo, TX

Texas and Federal laws both protect persons with disabilities from discrimination in the workplace. The various laws ensure that disabled persons in Amarillo 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.

Texas Employment for the Disabled

Both government and private employers are prohibited from discriminating against the disabled according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In Texas, any employer decisions to hire, assign a job position, or issue a promotion can not be based on a person's disability.

In addition to equal treatment, Amarillo 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. In addition,discriminating against a citizen because of their relation to a disabled individual is prohibited by this act.

When do I need an Attorney in Amarillo?

In Amarillo 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.

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Life in Amarillo

Amarillo is the seat of Potter County and largest city in the Texas Panhandle with over 175,000 residents according to the 2000 Census. Known to most as the "yellow rose of Texas," Amarillo is also the self-proclaimed "helium capital of the world" because the United States' most productive helium fields are located in town. Amarillo was originally known throughout the United States as a capital for cattle trade.

The city's industry hasn't changed much, Amarillo is still the location where roughly 25% of the nation's beef supply is processed and is also home to the Texas Cattle Feeders Association. Tyson Foods is Amarillo's largest employer attesting to the meatpacking heritage of the city. Healthcare, the Amarillo Independent School District, and the City of Amarillo are other top employers. Bell Helicopter Textron operates and assembly plant in Amarillo which is responsible for the V-22 Osprey and Marine One assembly.

The Globe News Center for the Performing Arts in Amarillo houses the Amarillo Opera, Amarillo Symphony, and Lone Star Ballet in addition to concerts. For those who want the Texas Cowboy experience, Amarillo plays host to the Tri-State Fair and Rodeo as well as the World Championship Chuckwagon Roundup that is a food festival featuring staples cowboys and pioneers historically ate in the area. The World Championship Ranch Rodeo is put on by the Working Ranch Cowboys Association and attracts accomplished cowboys from around the world. There's even a weekly cattle auction that's free to the public named the Amarillo Livestock Auction. The American Quarter Horse Association and Hall of Fame is another internationally known Amarillo organization.

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