The Americans with Disabilities Act requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to an employee or job applicant with a disability. Reasonable accommodations might include making the workplace accessible for wheelchair users or providing an interpreter for someone that is hearing impaired. Employers may only decline to accommodate a disabled person if to do so would cause significant difficulty or expense to the employer.
It is illegal to harass any applicant or employee due to a current or past disability. It is even illegal to harass or discriminate against people based on the perception that they have a disability. Discrimination can take the form of any aspect of employment including hiring, firing, demotion, promotions, fringe benefits, or some other condition of employment.
If you feel you have been the victim of employment discrimination due to a real or perceived disability, please do not hesitate to call our offices in Tampa or Tallahassee. When you call, an attorney will be happy to discuss your claim and determine your best options.