Americans with Disabilities Act

Our Florida Law Firm Advises You on the Americans with Disabilities Act

Landmark legislation that supports the rights of people living with disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act — popularly known as the ADA — was passed in 1990 and amended in 2008. This landmark legislation protects the rights of people with disabilities in employment, housing, education and access to public places. At Pfeffer & Associates, our founding attorney has been dedicated to advancing the rights of workers in Florida for almost three decades. We have witnessed firsthand how the groundbreaking provisions of the ADA helped to forward equality in the workplace for people with disabilities.

Who is covered by the ADA

Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act governs employment. The ADA’s Title I covers state and local government agencies and private employers that employ 15 or more employees. Unions, employment agencies and labor organizations are also required to abide by the provisions of the ADA. The Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1992 extends the protections of the ADA to federal sector employees. Whereas religious entities are exempt from Title III relating to public accommodations, they are still bound by Title I of the act.

At Pfeffer & Associates, our employment lawyer believes you should be judged by your ability to do your job and we fight discrimination that denies you that opportunity. The law protects you if you are an employee, a job applicant or a labor union member who meets the definition of disability. The ADA defines an individual with a disability as a person who:

  • Has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities
  • Has a history or record of such an impairment
  • Is a person perceived by others as having such an impairment

How are you protected

The statute prohibits the covered entities from discriminating against you in matters related to employment, such as:

  • Recruitment
  • Hiring
  • Promotion
  • Training opportunities
  • Shifts and assignments
  • Income
  • Benefits packages — including health and life insurance
  • Holidays and medical leave
  • Social activities available to other employees
  • Firing

In addition, your employer or recruiter must make reasonable accommodations for you to perform your job, apply for a position or attend an interview. If you are a candidate for a job, the recruiter is not permitted to ask you certain questions about your disability before making an offer.

Contact our Jupiter, FL firm for information on how to protect your rights to perform your job

Learn how the ADA supports your rights in the workplace. Call Pfeffer & Associates at 561-745-8011 or contact us online to schedule a consultation. Our attorney handles your discrimination claim on a contingency fee basis so that you do not have to pay attorney’s fees until we recover damages.

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