Kirkland Disability Lawyers

Find the right Disability attorney in Kirkland, WA

Individuals with disabilities are protected from discrimination in the workplace according to both Washington and federal laws. Disability laws afford disabled persons in Kirkland an equal opportunity to be hired and advance in their chosen professions. Disability laws also require employers to include reasonable accomodations in order that disabled people may properly perform their job.

Washington 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 Washington cannot consider a person's disability.

In addition to fair treatment, Kirkland 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 person because of their relation to a disabled individual is prohibited by this act.

When do I need an Attorney in Kirkland?

Many lawyers in Kirkland specialize in employment laws dealing with individuals with disabilities. It can be helpful to consult with a lawyer who may be able to help guide you should difficulties come up.

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Life in Kirkland

Kirkland, Washington is a suburb of Seattle, and is located in King County. It has a population of approximately 47,000 people. However, in June of 2011, Kirkland will annex some surrounding unincorporated territory, adding approximately 33,000 residents.

Kirkland was first settled by Peter Kirk in 1886. Kirk saw that the area would be a good location for many industries, including steel production and shipping. Because Kirkland is situated near Lake Washington, which, thanks to the Lake Washington Ship Canal, is directly connected to the Pacific Ocean, it is extremely valuable as an inland harbor.

Kirkland is currently home to several entertainment companies, as well as several software companies, particularly those that specialize in the development of video games. This is a rapidly-growing section of the entertainment industry, and large game companies attract many talented, highly-trained professionals, including programmers, visual artists, and voice actors. As a result, Kirkland is in pretty good economic shape, with just over 5% of the population living below the poverty line, and a median family income of over ,000.

If you live in Kirkland, Washington or the surrounding areas, and need legal services, you're in luck. There are many Kirkland, Washington lawyers who are able to help you with whatever legal issue you may be facing.

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