Disability Discrimination Can Lead to Wrongful Termination
Disability discrimination could end up forcing an employee out of their job. When an employer violates the legal rights of their workers, they can be held accountable for their illegal, improper or unfair actions. You do not have to endure disability discrimination in the workplace — you should speak with an experienced attorney to learn what type of options you may have.
Disability Discrimination: SuperValu Lawsuit
Over 100 ex-employees of this well-known supermarket chain sued the supermarket employer for terminating them at the end of their medical leave. Rather than reinstate them with reasonable accommodations, SuperValu was accused of systematically terminating the workers. A settlement for $3.2 million has been reached, allowing each plaintiff to receive $29K. This case is considered the highest payout for an ADA lawsuit.
Disability Discrimination Law
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides handicapped or disabled employees with specific rights that employers must comply with in order to avoid disability discrimination. If you have a mental or physical impairment that considerably restricts a major life function, then you may be entitled to protection under the ADA.
Your employer cannot terminate, demote or otherwise use your disability as a basis for employment decisions. As long as you can perform the essential functions of your position, you cannot be fired and you must be given reasonable accommodation if requested.
Shegerian & Associates is prepared to evaluate the merits of your case and can offer you superior legal representation. If you are the victim of disability discrimination, then you should contact the firm right now!