DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION

Your disability may make parts of your life a little harder, but you have learned to adjust. You can do your job, and that is a source of pride. Unfortunately, not everyone can recognize your contributions. 

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits an employer from discriminating against you for having a medical condition, if you can do all the functions of your job. 

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What is Disability Discrimination?

According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC): 

  • It is a violation to treat an employee or application unfavorably because they have a disability. 

  • It is also illegal to treat someone unfavorably because they have a history of a disability, like cancer that is currently in remission. 

  • The law requires an employer to provide reasonable accommodation to an employee or job applicant with a disability. 

  • Employers must engage in an "interactive process" to find an accommodation for a disabled employee. 

Disability discrimination includes: 

  • firing a worker because of a disability, if they can still do the job;

  • refusing to hire someone because of a disability, if they can still do the job. 

How do I know if I need a lawyer?

If you have been let go, and you have any suspicion that it was for an illegal reason, you should call RMN for a free consultation now. Employers have expensive lawyers that help them cover up their illegal practices. You need an employment attorney that will fight for your rights. If you recently made a complaint about sexual harassment, have over heard racist jokes in the workplace, or noticed everyone gets fired when they hit a certain age, call us now!

How can I afford a lawyer?

We know that hiring a lawyer shortly after you have lost your job may seem financially impossible. The good news is that RMN offers contingency billing so you can pursue justice under the least amount of financial hardship. In contingency billing, we pay all the upfront costs in exchange for a portion of the money we secure for you. If there is no recovery, you pay nothing. It is just another way that we are ATTORNEYS WHO ARE ON YOUR TEAM TM

Are there important deadlines?

Yes, there are extremely important deadlines you must make or your claim could be lost. The EEOC, PHRC, and Courts all have Statutes of Limitations (SOL) that limit the amount of time you have to bring your claim. In some cases, those deadlines can be as soon as 30 days after the illegal act, though in most situations the SOL is between 6 months and 2 years. Only an experienced attorney can tell you what the SOL on your case is. Don't wait to call, or it may be too late. 

How much is my case worth?

There is no simple equation that we can use predict how much your case may be worth. You should not trust an attorney who claims to have one. Every case is unique, and the value of any case can only be determined by actually litigating it in court. Our lawyers can assess your situation and give you potential ranges after in depth investigation, but no one lawyer can tell you what our case is worth until it has been settled or tried.  

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Should I complain to human resources?

Yes, you should make a complaint to your company's HR department if you experience disability discrimination. If your company doesn't have an HR department, you should go to a superior, or an owner. In either case, you should call RMN Law right away.

  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

  • The Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (PHRA)

  • Pittsburgh Anti-Discrimination Ordinance 

  • Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance

  • United States District Court

    • Western District of Pennsylvania

    • Eastern District of Pennsylvania

    • Middle District of Pennsylvania

  • Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas

    • All counties in Pennsylvania, including Allegheny and Philadelphia

  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals

  • Pennsylvania Superior Court

  • Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court

  • The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

  • The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC)

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