Northbrook Disability Discrimination Lawyer
Employers are prohibited from discriminating against employees or prospective employees on the basis of disability. Moreover, employers are required to make reasonable accommodations for employees with a disability. Lake County disability discrimination attorney William J. Provenzano focuses on handling all types of employment discrimination claims.
Contact our office today at (847)816-6588 to discuss your case and schedule a consultation with our disability discrimination attorney to learn more about anti-discrimination laws.
Disability Discrimination Laws
The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits employers from discriminating on the basis of disability. Disability discrimination can happen in a number of ways, including the following:
- Adverse employment decisions based on disability, including hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, compensation, job training, or other conditions of employment.
- An employer treats an employee or applicant less favorably because he or she has a history of disability, he or she is believed to have a physical or mental impairment regardless of whether or not the person actually has such an impairment.
- An employer fails to provide reasonable accommodations to an employee or job applicant with a disability (unless doing so would cause significant expense or difficulty to the employer).
- An employer discriminates against an employee or job applicant based on his or her relationship to someone with a disability, even if the employee or applicant does not have a disability themselves.
In order for a person to be protected from disability discrimination, he or she must be a qualified individual under the law, as defined in one or more of the following ways:
- He or she has a physical or mental condition that substantially limits a major life activity (such as walking, talking, seeing, hearing, or learning).
- He or she has a history of a disability (such as cancer that is in remission).
- He or she is believed to have a physical or mental impairment that is not transitory (lasting or expected to last six months or less) or minor (even if he does not have such an impairment).
How a Disability Discrimination Lawyer Can Help
If you believe that you were discriminated against on the basis of a disability, you should contact a disability discrimination lawyer as soon as possible. Lake County disability discrimination attorney William J. Provenzano focuses on representing clients in employment discrimination claims. We will listen to your concerns, advise you of your rights, and advocate on your behalf.
With offices located in Libertyville, Illinois, William Provenzano represents clients throughout the Chicago area and the surrounding suburbs regarding all types of discrimination claims. With more than 30 years of experience handling discrimination claims, Mr. Provenzano is well-versed in the applicable employment laws and procedural requirements, and, when advisable, he can help you file a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or other appropriate agency in a timely manner.
Contact Libertyville disability discrimination lawyer William Provenzano today at (847) 816-6588 to discuss your case.