Disability discrimination describes a situation in which an employer treats a qualified, disabled individual who is an employee unfavorably because of his or her disability. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) makes such discrimination against the law. The ADA also requires employees to reasonably accommodate employees with disabilities. If you experience unfavorable treatment, lack of reasonable accommodation, harassment or other hardship at work because of the disability, come to the employment law team at Florin Gray Bouzas Owens.
How We Handle Disability Discrimination Cases
At Florin Gray Bouzas Owens, our number one priority is the safety and happiness of our clients. Each person who calls our Tampa office will talk with an experienced attorney about a potential case during a free consultation. During this meeting, a potential client will get to discuss an unfavorable condition or experience in the workplace that he or she believes is because of a disability.
Our lawyers will listen carefully, address legal issues, and provide counsel on how to proceed. If we recommend a disability discrimination lawsuit, we’ll help you every step of the way. Disability discrimination cases have to go through a lot of red tape. With the right team of attorneys, however, the legal process can be easy on the client. Our skilled legal team will take care of all aspects of a claim, from the initial filing to a jury trial, if necessary.
Every disability discrimination claim involves a burden of proof on the plaintiff, or the injured party. The plaintiff must have evidence that his or her condition meets the definition of a “disability,” that he or she can perform the job with reasonable accommodation, that the employer’s actions meet the requirements of discrimination, and that the plaintiff suffered damages.
Damages in an employment discrimination case can include loss of job opportunities, job termination, demotion, pay cuts, and emotional pain and suffering. Most cases must go through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) before going before a Tampa judge. Our lawyers have years of experience working with the EEOC during job discrimination investigations. We walk our clients through the investigative and claims processes in pursuit of maximum compensation.
Are You a Victim of Disability Discrimination?
The legal definition of “disability discrimination” is broad. It can refer to a long list of actions or failures to act on the part of employers and other entities. In general, disability discrimination is any adverse act that occurs because of an employee’s disability or history of disability. If you’re not sure if you’re a victim, talk to our lawyers about your experience. We’ll be able to tell you whether or not we believe your claim has merit, and what actions to take from there.
You may be able to sue the responsible party for your discrimination and related harms. You could be eligible for compensation such as back pay, job reinstatement, pain and suffering costs, and punitive damages. A conversation with an attorney can completely transform your future. Let us protect you as an American worker with disabilities. Start with a free analysis of your claim by calling our Tampa office today.