Employees with disabilities deserve respect in the workplace, which includes fair and equal treatment. At Yen Pilch Robaina & Kresin PLC, our team is here to help if you need a Mesa disability discrimination attorney. Our team understands that workers with disabilities often face significant harassment and retaliation in the workplace, and our goal is to stand up for their rights and ensure they receive the compensation they need after mistreatment on the job.
Choose a Mesa ADA and Disability Discrimination Lawyer From Yen Pilch Robaina & Kresin PLC
- The attorneys at Yen Pilch Robaina & Kresin PLC take pride in standing up for any employee who has experienced discrimination based on their disability.
- Our Mesa employment law attorneys have extensive success securing significant settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of our employment law clients.
- We have significant experience handling complex employment law cases throughout Arizona, and we have the resources necessary to investigate your allegations.
Why Do You Need an ADA or Disability Discrimination Attorney?
An Arizona employment law attorney with experience handling these issues will be an invaluable asset to your case. Our attorneys can use resources to thoroughly investigate allegations of discrimination based on disability, and they can uncover the evidence needed to prove liability. This can include obtaining statements from coworkers and other witnesses, reviewing internal company documents detailing discussions about disabilities and accommodations, and more.
Our skilled ADA and disability discrimination lawyers use their knowledge of both state and federal law and the evidence gathered to enter into negotiations with an employer on behalf of the wronged employee. If a fair settlement and accommodations cannot be reached, an ADA and disability discrimination attorney can take the case to trial.
Types of ADA and Disability Discrimination in the Workplace
According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), disability discrimination occurs “when an employer or other entity covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, or the Rehabilitation Act, as amended, treats a qualified individual with a disability who is an employee or applicant unfavorably because she has a disability.”
According to the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, discrimination based on a physical or mental disability is also against the law at the state level.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that employers provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees who have a qualified disability, so long as doing so would not cause undue hardship to the employer. Anytime an individual with a disability has the necessary skills, certifications, and experience for the job, and can perform a specific job’s essential functions, they should be afforded reasonable accommodations unless those accommodations are not unduly burdensome to the employer. These accommodations can include:
- Allowing a reasonable amount of time for unpaid medical leave.
- Restructuring jobs around the disability, which can include modifying an employee’s schedule.
- Transferring an employee to the same job or a substantially similar job at a different location so they can have more accommodations or better access to medical care period
- Changing existing equipment or facilities to enable easier use for the disabled worker.
Call a Mesa ADA & Disability Discrimination Attorney Today
If you or somebody you love has faced discrimination in the workplace based on a disability or a perceived disability, you may be entitled to compensation. At Yen Pilch Robaina & Kresin PLC, our goal is to fully investigate these allegations and help secure any compensation you may be entitled to, which can include:
- Front and back pay
- Interest on any unpaid wages
- Reinstatement to your job (if applicable)
- Access to reasonable accommodations under ADA
- Pain and suffering damages
- Court costs and legal fees
- Possible punitive damages against the employer
When you need a Mesa ADA and disability discrimination attorney, you can contact us or call at (602) 682-6450 to set up an appointment.
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