As an individual living with a disability, can an employer deny me employment based on my disability?
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), qualified workers with disabilities are protected from discrimination in the workplace. Furthermore, an employer must provide reasonable accommodations so that any worker with a disability may perform their essential job duties so long as said accommodations do not cause the employer undue hardship. As such, an employer may not deny employment based upon disability alone. The employment attorneys at The Melton Law Firm are committed to protecting workers against discrimination, and we will aggressively pursue financial compensation from those who discriminate against their employees.