Did your employer terminate you because of your disability, even though you can do your job the same as everybody else?
Would you be perfectly able to do your job in spite of your medical condition if your employer would just make reasonable accommodations?
Did your employer terminate you without even trying to find reasonable accommodations for your disability?
Madia Law Represents Employees Who Are Victims of Disability Discrimination
If you answered “yes” to any one of the above questions, Madia Law can help. I represent workers who have been discriminated against based on disability across the State of Minnesota against some of the most powerful employers in the country.
Both the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Minnesota Human Rights Act prohibit discrimination by employers based on disability. If you have work restrictions based on a permanent injury or disability, your employer must make a reasonable effort to accommodate those restrictions to help you perform your job. Reasonable accommodations can include different equipment, new ways of doing the job, job restructuring, or even reassignment. Employers are not allowed to terminate you just because you have work restrictions – they must work with you in an interactive process to try to find a way that you can do your job. If employers fail to do this and instead just terminate you, they may be guilty of disability discrimination.
You should also know that you are protected from retaliation by your employer if you report disability discrimination. It is illegal under Minnesota and federal statutes for an employer to terminate you or otherwise change the conditions of your employment because of your decision to report disability discrimination.
You May Be Entitled to Lost Wages, Getting Your Old Job Back, Punitive Damages, and Attorney Fees
If you have been the victim of disability discrimination, you may be entitled to back pay and front pay damages, reinstatement to your job, emotional distress compensation, treble damages under the Minnesota Human Rights Act, punitive damages under the Americans with Disabilities Act, and your attorney fees and costs.
Contact Our Minnesota Disability Discrimination Lawyer Today
You must act quickly when it comes to filing a claim for disability discrimination. There are tough statutes of limitation that will bar you from filing your claim if you wait too long. Call Madia Law today to discuss your case. All consultations are free.