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New York City Disability Discrimination Attorneys

Fighting for the Rights of Employees with Disabilities

If you or a loved one has suffered discrimination due to a disability, call Levine & Blit. Our New York City disability discrimination attorneys represent clients in our New York offices as well as locations across the country, including Miami and Beverly Hills.

You don’t have to face workplace discrimination alone. Contact Levine & Blit today at (212) 967-3000 for a phone evaluation.

ADA Protection for Workers with Disabilities

Discrimination based on a worker’s disability is prohibited in any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, training, promotions, and any other conditions of employment. It is also against the law to discriminate against someone for their relationship to a disabled person, such as the spouse of a disabled individual.

A person may be considered disabled if he or she:

  • Has a physical or mental condition that causes a substantial limitation in major activities, such as sight, hearing, walking, speaking, or learning
  • Has a history of a disability, such as cancer in remission
  • Has a physical or mental impairment that is not transitory

Accommodations for Workers with Disabilities

In addition to prohibiting workplace discrimination, the law requires employers to make reasonable accommodations to allow the employee to perform the functions of the job, as long as the accommodations do not result in an undue burden to the employer, such as extremely high costs or disruptions to the workplace.

This would include any change to the work environment needed to help a person with a disability perform the duties necessary for employment. Examples of reasonable accommodations may include making the place of employment wheelchair accessible or providing a reader for a visually impaired employee.

Skilled Lawyers to Fight for Justice

The skilled New York City disability discrimination lawyers at Levine & Blit have represented clients for more than 100 years, including many high profile cases. Our firm and attorneys have been featured in the media for their work, and can be trusted to handle even the most complex cases. At Levine & Blit, our clients are treated like people, not numbers, and you will receive regular updates on the progress of your case.

If you believe you are being discriminated against due to a disability, call us at (212) 967-3000 today.

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