Missouri Employment Law Attorneys

Accommodation of Disability

Missouri Employment Law Attorneys Explain Rights of Employees

Riggan Law Firm represents disabled individuals who have been denied reasonable workplace accommodations or who need legal advice regarding their workplace rights under federal and / or state disability laws. If you are disabled, your employer must provide you with a reasonable accommodation if it would allow you to perform the essential functions of your job. Reasonable accommodations may include, among other provisions, a reduced / flexible work schedule or a leave of absence on either a continuous or intermittent basis to obtain medical treatment for or deal with the effects of the disability.

If you have a disability and request or need an accommodation to perform the essential functions of your job, then your employer is required to engage in the "interactive process" with you to determine how to address your situation. An employer's failure to engage in the interactive process may, in and of itself, violate the law. If you feel that your rights have been violated and you have been discriminated against because of a disability, you need to contact an attorney right away.

You deserve to be free from workplace harassment and discrimination, and Riggan Law Firm can help you. When you retain the legal assistance of Riggan Law Firm, you will be working with trusted and highly experienced employment law attorneys.

The team of dedicated legal professionals stands ready to provide you with outstanding representation in Missouri and Illinois.

Retaining Legal Assistance

Sometimes, employers do not properly handle a situation in which a disabled employee needs to take time off work. This mishandling may be because the employer does not understand its legal obligations or because the employer simply refuses to acknowledge that your right to be absent from work may be legally protected.

In the latter instance, the employer may attempt to characterize your disability-related absence as amounting to unexcused leave, an unwillingness to work, and / or job abandonment on your part. Some employers would rather terminate a disabled employee and risk the consequences of unlawful termination than have to tolerate legally protected, disability-related absences.

If you have been discriminated against or harassed on the basis of your disability or medical condition, you should contact Riggan Law Firm right away to retain a Missouri employment law attorney.

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