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Disability is not valid grounds for termination

Discrimination against disabled individuals comes in many different forms. Florida employees who have certain types of disabling medical conditions have the right to seek reasonable accommodations in order to do their jobs. Unless these adjustments will cause undue financial loss or cause a significant negative impact on operations, employers must provide them for the employee. One form of discrimination is termination of an employee because of his or her disability.

Workers with disabilities still face workplace discrimination

Living with a disability might have its own challenges, but maintaining employment should not have to be one. The Americans with Disabilities Act protects workers with disabilities from unfair treatment in the workplace -- or at least it is supposed to. Despite the protections afforded by the ADA, workers with disabilities in Florida still face plenty of problems at work.

Providing reasonable accommodations for disabled employees

Florida employers are responsible for respecting the rights of all employees, including those who have disabilities. Specific laws mandate that businesses provide reasonable accommodations for disabled employees who may need adjustments in order to fulfill the requirements of their jobs. Inclusion is important, and accommodations are available to every type of employee who may need them, including part-time and temporary workers.

Retail giant to pay fine from disability discrimination claim

Disabled individuals have certain rights in Florida workplaces, regardless of the type of workplace or job requirements. Walmart, the nationwide retail giant, recently faced legal complications over a store location's treatment of an employee with a disability. As the result of a civil claim filed against the company, Walmart will have to pay $40,000. The retail company will also have to provide additional training on disability discrimination for managers.

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.

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