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Disabled workers continue to face challenges in the workplace

Individuals with disabilities have the right to fair treatment and certain accommodations in the workplace. On the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, disabled workers in Florida still find it necessary to fight for their rights and an equal standing in their place of employment. The intent of the ADA was to protect the interests of those with disabilities in the workforce, but the act may have led to unintended consequences.

Employers can make Florida workplaces more inclusive

Disabled individuals in Florida have the right to work and earn a living for themselves, but depending on the nature of their disability, they may need help from their employers. Business owners and employers are required by law to provide certain accommodations to individuals who have disabilities. In addition to providing the basic requirements, it is also beneficial for employers to consider how they can make their business more inclusive and accessible.

What should employers do to prevent disability discrimination?

Employees should not face mistreatment at work because of a disability. Florida employers should strive to protect the interests of these workers, and they should take certain steps to make their workplaces more inclusive and conducive for disabled individuals. Any type of disability discrimination is unacceptable, and in some cases, it may be grounds for a civil claim against the employer.

Fighting disability discrimination in a Florida workplace

Disabled individuals can face unique challenges in the workplace. Even though individuals with an intellectual disability may be able to complete the requirements of their jobs, it can still be the reason why some experience mistreatment, harassment and discrimination in their place of work. Disability discrimination comes in many forms, and victims have the right to speak out. Co-workers can also take steps to fight this type of mistreatment, as can Florida employers.

Sick employees may face disability discrimination

Florida employees who are able to do their jobs should be allowed to do so, even if those employees have certain types of medical conditions. Disability discrimination comes in many forms, and for some, it can happen after they take time off for medical treatment or to recover after an illness. Unfortunately, this type of discrimination can lead to termination, and fired employees may not realize that what they experienced is unlawful treatment from their employers.

Disability discrimination in the workplace a growing concern

Every employee in Florida has the right to work in a place that is free from harassment and mistreatment. There are both state and federal laws in place that protect the rights of workers, and employers have the obligation to ensure they do not allow the development of a hostile work environment. Despite these things, disability discrimination in the workplace is a growing concern.

EEOC files lawsuit against teaching hospital

Employers in Florida and throughout the country are generally not allowed to make employment decisions based on a person's age if that person is 40 or older. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) required employees 70 and older to undergo cognitive tests. The EEOC filed a lawsuit against YNHH claiming that the requirement violated several employment laws.

Bank manager settles ADA violation case against employer

Floridians who have been negatively impacted due to violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should be aware of what steps to take to recover compensation. This happens across the nation and protects those whose disability is pregnancy-related. A recent case was decided in favor of the plaintiff after the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a claim.

How the ADA protects disabled workers

Employers in Florida and other states are generally barred from discriminating against workers who are qualified for a position despite their disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or ADA, also prohibits discrimination during the hiring process. Furthermore, employers are not allowed to retaliate against those who claim that they were discriminated against because they are disabled or were thought to be disabled. There are two criteria that must be met for a person to be covered by the ADA.

Walmart settles EEOC lawsuit

Most employers in Florida and throughout the country are required to make reasonable accommodations for disabled employees. Walmart recently agreed to pay $80,000 and make other changes to its policies to settle a discrimination suit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC. The lawsuit claimed that it failed to reassign a worker to a position at another store after she became disabled. Prior to her disability, she worked as a sales associate in Augusta, Maine.

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