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Discriminating against someone with a physical or mental disability is prohibited under the  Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as well as the New York State Human Rights Law (NYHRL). Still, it has not deterred some employers from denying employment to or discriminating against disabled people. This is when you need a disability lawyer at your side.

If you have been discriminated against because of your disability, the experienced New York disability lawyers at Levine & Blit can help you get justice. No matter who your employer is, we have the legal expertise, courtroom experience, and resources you need to build a strong case against them, hold them accountable for their discriminatory actions, and make sure you get the financial remedies you are entitled to receive.

What Is Disability Discrimination?

If your employer makes any employment-related decision based on your physical or mental disability, it can be considered disability discrimination. Common examples of workplace disability discrimination include:

  • Denying employment due to your disability, even if you are otherwise qualified for the job.
  • Failing to make reasonable modifications at the workplac to accommodate your disability.
  • Failing to modify your work schedule despite your requests.
  • Denying promotions and other benefits due to your disability.
  • Reducing your work hours.
  • Denying valid workers’ compensation claims.
  • Denying opportunities to further your career.
  • Making offensive remarks about your disability.
  • Not taking action against employees, contractors, vendors, and other third parties who demean you or discriminate against you.
  • Terminating you for requesting reasonable accommodations at work or for complaining about disability discrimination.

It should be noted that the NYHRL is applicable to all employers – no matter their size. So, even if you are the only person employed by your employer, you have the right to take action against them if you are subjected to disability discrimination. Laws such as the ADA and NYHRL are in place to help people with disabilities avoid personal injury while on the job as well as to protect their rights.

To find out more about the rights and protections you enjoy under the NYHRL, contact a New York disability lawyer at our law firm today. Our outstanding lawyers are ready to serve you with all disability-related legal issues, as well as related practice areas. Our office location is conveniently located in Manhattan. The law offices of Levine & Blit is your course for the best disability lawyer in New York, NY.

Differences between Federal and State Anti-Disability Discrimination Laws

  • The ADA is only applicable to employers with 15 or more employees whereas the NYHRL is applicable to all employers without any exemptions.
  • The NYHRL has a much broader definition of what qualifies as a disability and covers more disabilities than the ADA.
  • The ADA requires you to prove that you could perform the duties associated with your job. The NYHRL places the burden of proof on the employer and requires them to prove that you could not perform the duties associated with your job.

Facing Discrimination at Work Due to Your Disability? Let Our New York Disability Lawyers Help You!

At the law office of Levine & Blit, we believe that disabled people must be treated with dignity and provided with the same opportunities that are available to able-bodied employees. If your employer fails to do so, we can hold them accountable and take steps to recover the lost wages, benefits, and compensatory damages you are entitled to under the law. Reasonable accommodations and disability benefits as provided under the law are your right. Our law firm can give you assistance with any disability discrimination legal issues.

We can also help you deal with any personal injury-related issues, especially as they intersect with employment. Our workers’ compensation lawyers are experts at navigating the legal issues around long-term disability. We even deal with issues around social security disability insurance. Levine & Blit has assembled the finest team of NY lawyers who deal with disability issues. Reach out to us for a free case evaluation now!

We have award-winning attorneys who have over 100 years of combined experience in fighting for the rights of employees who are discriminated against at work due to their disability as well as representing injured workers. Whether you work for a small business or a Fortune 500 company, we can protect your rights and make sure you are provided with the same opportunities and privileges as others.

To find out how we can help you with a disability discrimination claim, call us today at (212) 967-3000 or contact us online and schedule a free case evaluation with a New York disability lawyer from our firm.

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