Employees face discrimination in the workplace for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes, an employer may treat a worker differently because of race or national origin. Or, an employee may lose her job due to gender or religious beliefs. In Washington, D.C., and the whole country, some people may not realize that disability discrimination is also against the law. Regrettably, employees with a wide variety of disabilities experience discrimination that can be humiliating and make their job very difficult. Regardless, employees must identify and deal with discrimination immediately.
Former teacher files disability discrimination lawsuit
A woman claims her former employer, D.C. Public Schools, subjected her to disability discrimination. The woman, who used to work for the school system as a teacher, said that she was subjected to discrimination over a disability that she suffered from, which was a long-term health condition. She recently filed a lawsuit against the school system.
The ex-teacher said that the mistreatment has had a significant impact on her from an emotional and even physical standpoint. Moreover, she claims that school staff and administrators discriminated against her. The woman chose to keep her identity private.
Victims of discrimination may feel uneasy going to work and afraid to speak out. However, they deserve a voice and should not think twice about defending their rights. Moreover, employees who decide to take action should know that retaliation is also illegal. Figuring out the best path forward can be tricky, especially when a job is involved. However, turning to an attorney may help.
Contact Alan Lescht and Associates today if you have been subjected to disability discrimination.
Source: WUSA9, “Former DC teacher sues DCPS for discrimination,” Delia Goncalves, May 4, 2017