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Who Can You Sue for Disability Discrimination?

When someone in your workplace harasses you or discriminates against you because you have a disability, that hostile environment can distract you. If you believe you’re being mistreated based on your disability, call an attorney who specializes in discrimination cases. When you contact Rossman Law Group, we can answer the pressing question: Who can you sue for disability discrimination?

What Constitutes a Disability?

The ADA defines a disability as a physical or mental impairment that affects one or more major life activities. For example, if you use a wheelchair in your everyday life, that is a disability—but a sprained ankle is not. Minor, temporary conditions do not qualify you for protection under the ADA.

What Constitutes Discrimination?

If your employer fires you or refuses to promote you specifically because of your disability, they are using discriminatory practices. In addition, under the ADA, you are entitled to reasonable accommodations that allow you to do your job without extra stress. (“Reasonable” means that your accommodation cannot cause undue hardship on your employer. If your employer refuses to accommodate you within reason, talk to a disability attorney in Boise, Idaho, to discuss your options.

Discrimination doesn’t begin and end with your boss, though. If your coworkers are harassing you because of your disability, your workplace environment is hostile.

Who Can I Sue?

If you have spoken to your supervisor and your company’s human resources department and nobody is willing to help you, it’s time to speak to a disability attorney. You may have grounds to sue your employer. Rossman Law Group offers free consultations for this exact reason: we want to hear your story. If we determine during the course of our conversation that you’ve got a case for disability discrimination, we’ll guide you towards the EEOC.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the federal agency that enforces the Americans with Disabilities Act. It holds employers accountable for discriminatory practices and will help you and your attorney file a suit against your employer. You’ll need to fill out forms for it and have hard evidence of your discrimination. You and your attorney will need to prove that the discrimination happened specifically because of your disability.

If you have had to endure a hostile work environment for reasons related to your disability, you deserve restitution for your unfair treatment. Rossman Law Group does not take discrimination cases lying down. If we agree that you have a valid disability discrimination case, we’ll be there for you every step of the way.

So who can you sue for disability discrimination? Your employer. They must be held accountable for their actions, and our attorneys will work hard to get you the justice you deserve.