Disability Discrimination Lawyer in Fort Lee, NJ
Bergen County Attorney for Disability Discrimination
The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) precludes employers from discriminating against employees and job applicants on the basis of a physical or mental impairment. The ADA also requires employers to make reasonable accommodations so that disabled persons can perform their job duties.
If you have been denied employment or treated unfairly in the workplace because of your disability, Jae Lee Law will fiercely advocate for your rights and for your rightful compensation. Based in Fort Lee, attorney Jae E. Lee handles employment discrimination cases across New Jersey.
Contact our law firm today online or by telephone at 201 346-3800 to speak with an experienced New Jersey employment law attorney.
Disability Discrimination • Failure to Accommodate a Disability
Under the federal ADA and under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, it is illegal for employers to discriminate on the basis of a physical impairment, deformity or disfigurement, medical condition, cognitive impairment, mental illness or perceived disability.
- Hiring discrimination — If the person is qualified for the job and can do the job, it may constitute discrimination to decline to hire the disabled applicant or to hire a "nondisabled" person who is far less qualified.
- Workplace discrimination — On the job, it may constitute discrimination for a disabled worker to be treated differently in assignments, promotion, discipline or layoffs, or for an employer to hide an employee who has physical disabilities from contact with customers or the public.
- Failure to accommodate — The ADA also requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for a disability such as special equipment, workstation adjustments, rest periods or flexible hours.
Contact a Disability Discrimination Attorney
If you feel an employer or prospective employer has violated your rights under the ADA or New Jersey law, it is important to have an experienced employment law attorney on your side. We will explain your rights and pursue your legal remedies such as damages for back pay, front pay and infliction of emotional distress. Our consultation is free and completely confidential. Your employer will not know we met unless you decide to go forward with legal action.