Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The ADA prohibits employers from discriminating against workers with a disability. The Americans with Disabilities Act ( ADA) has a three-part definition of disability. Under ADA, an individual with a disability is a person who:
- has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; OR
- has a record of such an impairment; OR
- is regarded as having such an impairment
A physical impairment is defined by ADA as “any physiological disorder or condition, cosmetic disfigurement, or anatomical loss affecting one or more of the following body systems: neurological, musculoskeletal, special sense organs, respiratory (including speech organs), cardiovascular, reproductive, digestive, genitourinary, hemic and lymphatic, skin, and endocrine.”
ADA does not list all the diseases or conditions that are covered, because it would be impossible to provide a comprehensive list, given the extensive range of possible impairments.
If you believe that you have been unlawfully discharged, disciplined or your employment has been materially altered due to disability discrimination, and you would like to discuss your situation with us, please either fill out the consultation form on our site or call our office at 614-372-8890.
People with disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodations to fully participate in the workplace. Our firm represents clients to pursue needed accommodations in the workplace in the areas of:
- Hiring process
- Benefits and privileges of employment
- Job performance metrics
- Job restructuring
- Modified or part-time schedules
- Modified workplace policies
- Possible reassignment
If you would like to discuss your workplace discrimination or accommodation issue with us, please either fill out the consultation form on our site or call our office at 614-372-8890.
People with disabilities are entitled to access to public places, goods and services, whether they be government or private enterprises open to the general public. Our firm represents clients to pursue injunctive relief and removal of barriers as well as seek damages suffered when disabled persons are denied access to goods and services of any public and/or private entity that is open to the general public.
If you would like to discuss your access issue with us, please either fill out the consultation form on our site or call our office at 614-372-8890.
Educational Accommodation (Title III)
Our firm represents clients to pursue needed accommodations in the educational environment to reach the following goals:
- To advance appropriately toward attaining the annual goals
- To be involved and progress in the general curriculum
- To participate in extracurricular and other nonacademic activities
- To be educated and participate with other children with disabilities and nondisabled in educational activities
These may include both instructional and assessment accommodations including but not limited to:
- Alternative assignments
- Substitute materials with lower reading levels
- Fewer assignments
- Decrease length of assignments
- Copy pages so students can mark on them
- Provide examples of correctly completed work
- Early syllabus
- Advance notice of assignments
- Tape-recorded versions of printed materials
- Special lighting
- Separate room
- Individualized or small group
- Extended time to complete assignments/tests
- Frequent breaks
- Repeat directions
- Larger bubbles on multiple choice questions
- Sign language presentation
- Magnification device
If you would like to discuss your educational accommodation issue with us, please either fill out the consultation form on our site or call our office at 614-372-8890.