Disability Discrimination

Houston Disability Discrimination Lawyers

Fighting For The Rights Of Texas Disabled Workers

Have you been the victim of workplace discrimination because of a disability? This type of discrimination is a violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, or both. Our disability discrimination lawyers in Houston hold employers accountable for wrongful termination and other violations of the rights of disabled workers.

For a consultation with Kennard Law, P.C. to discuss your rights and options, call us at (855) 499-4514 today. Our employment law attorneys advise and represent workers throughout Texas.

What Types of Disability Accommodations Can I Request?

Examples of reasonable accommodations employers should provide to disabled employees include:

  • Building accessible restrooms
  • Lowering the height of a desk for a wheelchair
  • Job restructuring for marginal tasks that a disabled individual cannot perform
  • Modified work schedules to accommodate visits to the doctor or rest periods
  • Flexible leave policies if an individual needs time off due to their disabilities
  • Allowing a service animal in a business setting
  • Having screen reader software for accessibility, or other adaptive equipment

Many of these requests are very simple, such as providing a place to sit for an employee who cannot stand for long periods of time. Requests may be unique and based on physical or mental disabilities. Barring any undue hardship for the employer, these requests should be fulfilled. If they are not, we will take action to see that your workplace is made suitable.

What Can I Do If My Employer Failed To Provide Reasonable Accommodation?

Unlike other workplace discrimination claims, disability discrimination claims are based on what the employer did not do. Often, the employer failed to provide reasonable accommodations as required by law.

If your employer ignored or denied your reasonable requests for accommodations on the job, contact one of our disability discrimination attorneys to learn more about filing a claim. We can review your case to help determine whether you are entitled to financial remedies and require that your employer fulfill their obligations to providing accommodations.

Disability Discrimination During the Job Application Process

Employers must also provide reasonable accommodations for potential employees with disabilities. Applications may need to be designed in a certain way, with large print if necessary, or applicants must be allowed help completing the applications. Employers who make it difficult for disabled people to get hired should be held accountable. Our Houston disability discrimination attorneys will see that they are.

Contact our firm to discuss a disability discrimination claim. We have offices in Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Southern California, Rio Grande Valley, El Paso, and Washington D.C. Se habla español.

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Making Things Right For Employees
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    Our founding attorney, Alfonso Kennard Jr. is board-certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

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    When you hire us, you work directly with your lawyer, who will spend time learning about your situation and goals. Your case will not be passed off to a paralegal.

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    Having represented Fortune 500 companies in the past, this places us in a unique position to provide valuable insight when representing workers. 

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    We understand you have probably never faced a matter like this before. Our attorneys are dedicated to guiding and protecting you through this. You will always remain involved and informed as your case moves forward.

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