Mercer Island Disability Lawyers

Find the right Disability attorney in Mercer Island, WA

Persons with disabilities are protected from discrimination in the workplace according to both Washington and federal laws. Disability laws afford disabled individuals in Mercer Island 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 perform their tasks.

Washington 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. An employer in Washington might not consider someone's disability when they make the decision to hire that person, their job assignments or whether they might advance in their position.

As long as the costs are reasonable, Mercer Island employers are required to provide workers who have disabilities with any special equipment they need for completing tasks. Furthermore, under the Americans with Disabilities Act, employers may not discriminate against individuals based upon their relation to disabled persons with special needs.

When do I need an Attorney in Mercer Island?

In Mercer Island there are countless 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.

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Life in Mercer Island

Mercer Island, Washington is a city situated in King County, on an island in Lake Washington. Its population, according to a 2008 Census estimate, is about 24,000 people.

Mercer Island is part of the Seattle Metro area, and is considered a suburb of that city. The Mercers, a wealthy Seattle Family, settled Mercer Island in the late 1800s, and gave the area its current name.

During that time, an industrialist built a large, luxurious resort on the waterfront, and it was accessible via steamboat from the nearby towns on the mainland. The resort was burnt by a mysterious fire in 1908, however.

Mercer Island is quite affluent, and the IRS has ranked it among the 50 wealthiest Zip Codes in the U.S. The median household income is about ,000, and only 0.2% of the population lives below the poverty line.

There are quite a few parks in Mercer Island, Washington. Luther Burbank Park is one of the largest, and covers about 77 acres, and a significant portion of waterfront. It features a public dock for boats, tennis courts, picnic areas, and nature trails.

Given their sophisticated clientele, and proximity to the largest city in the state, Mercer Island, Washington lawyers are experienced in a wide variety of legal areas. If you have any legal issue, there's a good chance that a Mercer Island, Washington lawyer can solve it, or point you to someone who can.

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