An employer cannot discriminate against an employee or an applicant on the basis of a disability, a perceived disability or the association with a disabled loved one. If you have experienced workplace discrimination because of your loved one, it is important to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible regarding your rights to compensation.
Experienced Boca Raton Disability Discrimination Lawyer
At the Law Office of William M. Julien, P.A., in Boca Raton and serving the communities of Florida, we have helped clients protect their rights after workplace discrimination and have recovered significant verdicts and settlements for our clients. Disability laws protect those who have disabilities, those who are simply perceived to have disabilities and those who are associated with disabled individuals.
Under those laws, employers may not discriminate against you because of the expense of a disabled loved one, such as the expense that may be added to a medical health insurance plan. They also cannot discriminate against you because of a disability association, even in a case where the disability is genetic and may be passed on, or when the disability of a loved one is labeled a "distraction".
Your right to associate with a disabled loved one is clear under the law, and if your employer has used this association as the basis to terminate, harass or refuse to hire you, talk with a lawyer as soon as possible.
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To discuss your situation with an experienced employment law attorney, contact us in Florida and schedule a free initial consultation. Call us at 561-995-9990 or toll free at 866-569-7398 to make an appointment.