Most business owners and disabled Americans know that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was created to stop discrimination against persons with disabilities and to guarantee equal opportunity “in employment … government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation.” If you are an employee – or an employer – in central California with any questions or concerns about the ADA, get reliable answers and advice by consulting an experienced Fresno employment law attorney.
Overwhelming majorities in both houses of Congress approved the ADA, which became law in July 1990. But after almost a quarter of a century, some businesses are still resisting compliance with the ADA. The Justice Department has investigated hotels, cruise lines, and small businesses of all kinds for ADA violations in just the last several years. Disabled persons have sued scores of small businesses. The Phoenix International Raceway only last year settled a claim after failing to offer accessible parking and seating to disabled racing fans. The ADA also protects disabled workers from discrimination by employers. That discrimination may include but is not limited to:
- a failure or refusal to hire a capable employee because of a disability
- a failure or refusal to accommodate a disabled employee’s special needs
- a failure or refusal to grant leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
If you are the disabled employee of a central California business and you have any questions about your rights under the ADA; if you believe that you are a victim of employment discrimination under the ADA or another civil rights law; or if you think a disabled loved one may be a victim of employer discrimination, you should speak immediately to an experienced employment law attorney. A good employment law attorney can answer your questions, look at the details of your case, and recommend the best course of legal action. Discrimination in the workplace should never be tolerated. If you are dealing with any kind of workplace discrimination in central California, speak as quickly as possible with an experienced Fresno employment law attorney.