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Experienced Legal Representation Against Disability Discrimination in St. Louis County

All individuals should not be discriminated against for their actual or perceived disability. Whether this takes the form of unfair treatment or harassing behavior, an employer is legally prohibited from singling out a disabled employee in the workplace. If you have experienced such discriminatory conduct, you have the right to take legal action against your employer. The employment lawyers at Riggan Law Firm, LLC represent individuals who believe they have been discriminated against due to disability.

Are you suffering from disability discrimination? Call Riggan Law Firm, LLC today at (314) 684-8406 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our Missouri disability discrimination lawyer!

Examples of Disability Discrimination

Examples of disability discrimination include:

  • Termination or differential treatment of a worker because of their actual or perceived disability
  • An employer failing to provide a "reasonable accommodation" for a worker with a disability
  • An employer is failing to allow a leave of absence or failure to provide leniency on violations of an attendance policy for a disabled worker if the worker needs time off as a "reasonable accommodation," such as to obtain medical treatment
  • Termination of a worker because of their association with a person who has a disability

Who Is Considered Disabled?

Federal and state law protects people who are "qualified individuals with a disability." They may include workers with either a physical or mental handicap or a record of an impairment that may limit major life activities. The United States Congress further passed a new law stating that all individuals who fall into the category of disability are protected.

Where Do You Report Discrimination in the Workplace?

To officially file the workplace discrimination claim, you must contact The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). You may file the suit in person at the nearest EEOC office and file the claim by mail or online. A Charge of Discrimination can be completed through the online system after you submit an online inquiry and they interview you. To contact your local EEOC office, call 1-800-669-4000 for voice access or the 1-800-669-6820 "TTY" number for deaf or speech-impaired individuals.

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An employer may not retaliate against an individual for opposing discriminatory behavior or for filing a charge of disability discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or equivalent state agency. An employer also may not penalize an employee for testifying or participating in any investigation, proceeding, or litigation under federal or state disability discrimination laws.

If you have been wrongfully discriminated against for your actual or perceived disability, you must contact Riggan Law Firm, LLC, as soon as possible. A dedicated and experienced discrimination attorney can ensure you receive the compensation you deserve and defend your rights to anti-discrimination in the workplace.

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