Disability Discrimination in the Workplace | What You Need to Know

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There are few things more insulting and degrading than being discriminated against in the workplace because of something a person cannot control. Unfortunately, at times, employees are even discriminated against because of certain disabilities. If you are a victim of discrimination in the workplace because of your disability, you should understand that you have legal rights, and our firm can help you exercise those rights. Please continue reading and reach out to a Chesterfield County disability discrimination attorney here at Passero Employment Law to learn more about your rights under the law and how our firm can assist you. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What is the Americans With Disabilities Act?

The Americans With Disabilities Act, as well as the Virginia Human Rights Act, essentially both make it unlawful to discriminate against an employee or prospective employee because they have a disability. As long as you can prove that you have a disability defined by the law and that you are capable of performing the essential functions of your job either with or without your employer providing you with a reasonable accommodation, you should be protected under the ADA and Virginia law.

What should I do if I am discriminated against because of a disability?

If you believe that your employer has discriminated against you in some way because of your disability, such as by failing to provide you with the reasonable accommodation to which you are entitled, you may have a valid claim under the ADA. Some examples of reasonable accommodations include providing employees with a wheelchair-accessible workplace, or allowing a sick, injured, or disabled employee to receive urgent or necessary medical care, such as attending doctor’s appointments.

Our firm has significant experience assisting employees who’ve been discriminated against in a wide array of scenarios, including because of their disabilities, and we are here to put that experience to work for you in an effort to attain the justice you deserve. If you were discriminated against, our Bon Air employment attorney is on your side.


At Passero Employment Law, we understand it is difficult to confront problems in the workplace or face litigation. With that in mind, we take a solutions-oriented approach to our representation – focusing on the right process and the right solution for each of our clients. If you need help with an employment law matter in the state of Virginia, you can count on Passero Employment Law to effectively represent your interests. If you would like to discuss your matter, please contact Passero Employment Law today.

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