Pursuant to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, the New York Human Rights Law and the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, or the Rehabilitation Act, as amended, an employer is prohibited from treating a qualified individual with a disability who is an employee or applicant unfavorably because she has a disability. The definition of a disability is important and is somewhat differently defined in by each of these 3 laws.
Many aspects of employment are protected from age discrimination, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment. The law requires an employer to provide reasonable accommodation to an employee or job applicant with a disability, unless doing so would cause significant difficulty or expense for the employer.
A reasonable accommodation is any change in the work environment (or in the way things are usually done) to help a person with a disability apply for a job, perform the duties of a job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment. If you feel you are a victim of disability discrimination, or if you feel you have been denied a request for a reasonable accommodation, please contact our office, as we have experience in the area of reasonable accommodations and litigation premised on violations of the laws prohibiting disability discrimination.