Missouri Employment Law Attorneys

Disability Discrimination in Missouri & Illinois

Were you discriminated against at work? Call us!

The St. Louis employment lawyers at Riggan Law Firm represents individuals who believe that they have been discriminated against because of their disability.

Examples of disability discrimination include:

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

Who is considered disabled?

Federal and state law provides protection for people who are considered to be "qualified individuals with a disability." That term may include workers who have either a physical or mental handicap or a record of impairment that may limit their major life activities. Recently, the United States Congress passed a law that expanded the definition of disability. The new law states that all individuals who fall into the category of disability are considered protected.

Providing Reasonable Accommodations to Disabled Employees in Missouri and Illinois

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

If you are a disabled person or are perceived as a disabled person and have been wrongfully discriminated against, it is important that you contact Riggan Law Firm as soon as possible. A dedicated and experienced discrimination attorney can ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve.

Contact the team today for representation in a discrimination case! Complete a case evaluation form online or call our office.

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