Disability Discrimination

Washington, D.C., Disability Discrimination Lawyer

While the government will usually allow employers and businesses to decide whom to hire and fire, there are certain federal laws that protect disabled persons and other classes of people at risk of discrimination in the work force. Disabled or injured workers often face discrimination, even if their impairment does not affect their ability to perform work duties. If you believe you have suffered workplace discrimination as result of a disability or injury, our attorneys at Alan Lescht and Associates, P.C. can assert your rights in or out of court.

Disability discrimination can result in lost promotions, wrongful termination, a failure to make reasonable accommodations, or even a failure to provide benefits. If you face illegal discrimination in the workplace, contact a legal team you can trust to get results.

Our employment law attorneys handle disability discrimination cases involving the following:

  • The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA): pregnancy discrimination, discrimination against injured employees
  • Failure to make reasonable accommodations
  • Employer failure to promote an employee because of an injury or disability
  • Denial of short-term disability leave or benefits

We are employee rights attorneys with over 20 years of experience representing both private sector and federal employees in employment law cases. Our primary goal when we accept a case is to accomplish justice for our client. We have broad experienced with legal matters of employment such as wrongful termination or retaliation.

Mental disabilities

In addition to discrimination against physically handicapped persons, we also have experience handling discrimination cases against individuals with mental disabilities including manic depression or bipolar disorder.

Chronic conditions

If you suffer from a chronic condition such as diabetes, heart problems, knee problems, lung conditions, back problems or a repetitive stress disorder, we will work to get you the accommodations you need to perform your job duties.

Reasonable accommodations

The law requires that employers provide reasonable accommodation for individuals who have disabilities. These disabilities could be physical, mental, or the result of a permanent chronic condition. If your employer has failed to make reasonable accommodations for you to do your job, you may be entitled to compensation for discrimination in your place of work.

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Please contact our firm to speak with an experienced employment lawyer. We offer strategic and result-driven legal service to clients in Washington, D.C., and throughout Maryland and Northern Virginia.