Disability & Medical Leave & Family Leave Discrimination
If you have been in an accident, contracted a debilitating illness or are disabled in other ways, your workplace environment is just one of the many challenges you will face. At The Garber Law Firm, we believe in every American’s right to work. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) employees with disabilities have rights.
Based in Marietta, and serving throughout Georgia, our dedicated lawyers will fight aggressively to make sure you are not mistreated or denied opportunities in the workplace and that your employer provides you with the reasonable accommodations you need to continue working.
Legal Support For A Full Range Of Legal Infractions
Employees with disabilities face a number of challenges in the workplace, including employers guilty of:
- Refusal to hire
- Refusal to promote or give other career advancement opportunities
- Failure to provide reasonable accommodations
- Mistreatment, harassment and abuse
Although these examples of mistreatment are common for workers with disabilities, they are all illegal. Most employers are fully aware that they have a legal obligation under the ADA to provide disabled employees with reasonable accommodations, but few of them actually do this. And in many cases, employers will feign compliance and simply drag the process along until an employee quits and finds another job. In more serious cases, employees endure workplace retaliation for demanding the accommodations or fair treatment they deserve.
The Family And Medical Leave Act
The Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) is a federal law that allows you to take time off from work to recover from a medical condition or illness, seek medical treatment, or to care for a sick family member. Employers cannot punish you or take any negative action against you for taking medical leave under those conditions. More specifically:
- Your employer cannot fire you for being absent from work
- Your employer cannot deny you a promotion
- Your employer is obligated to hold your job for you until you return from medical leave
You have rights in the workplace. If they have been infringed, we can help. Our attorneys will listen to your story and help you determine the strengths and weaknesses of your legal claim, and we will fight to protect your interests in the workplace.