Disability-Related Hostile Work Environment Claims
While discrimination is never acceptable in the workplace, employers may be held accountable for allowing discrimination to become so persistent that it creates a hostile work environment for any of their employees. Generally, for a work environment to be considered “hostile,” it must become impossible for an employee to carry out any of their basic job-related duties. Since employers are considered to be complicit in the discrimination—by either directly engage in it or simply do nothing to prevent it—they may be held financially liable for any damages you may have sustained in a hostile work environment. Under such circumstances, it is highly advisable that you retain legal representation as soon as you possibly can.
Protection for Workers with Disabilities
There are specific protections in place under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that may not be violated by any employer. Specifically, the ADA protects any worker who:
- Lives with a disability;
- Has a history of impairment; or
- Is regarded to be disabled by their employer
Our Austin legal team will do everything they possibly can to help you hold any Austin employer financially liable for their part in the creation of a disability-related hostile work environment.
Consult with an Austin Hostile Work Environment Attorney
At The Melton Law Firm, our Austin hostile work environment attorneys are committed to protecting the rights of disabled workers from discrimination in the workplace. To discuss the particulars of your circumstances, please call us at (512) 330-0017 today.