Our Florida readers, as well as those in other states, should become familiar with the finer details of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This knowledge could come in handy should you or a loved one be discriminated against at your place of employment as the result of a disability.
There is no reason for an employer to discriminate against a worker because of a disability; however, there are cases in which this happens for one reason or another. Not only can this impact the worker, but it can land the employer in trouble.
Workplace discrimination should never be an issue, but many employers in the state of Florida run into this problem at some point in time.
Wal-Mart is well known for being one of the top retail stores in the world, with locations ranging from Florida to Illinois to California and everywhere in between.
Does a city's refusal to allow the opening of a residential-based prison diversion program designed for recovering alcohol and substance addicts violate the federal Americans with Disabilities Act? That's exactly what a Bunnell, Florida, pastor is claiming and he has filed a lawsuit against Bunnell to have the controversy resolved legally. The pastor is seeking permission to establish his Open Door Re-entry and Recovery Ministry in a residential home located at 309 East Booe Street in Bunnell.
Disability laws on the state and federal level that protect Florida individuals from discrimination in the workplace are well established. It may have taken some time, but a lot of employers are seeing the benefits of following the Americans With Disabilities Act and providing their injured or disabled employees with some reasonable accommodation.