There are some employers who foster a work atmosphere where employees believe they could be subject to retaliation for filing a worker's compensation claim.
Increasingly, Kentuckians and people across the United States are feeling free to be who they are and not live in fear that coming out with their sexual orientation or as a person seeking to be or is already transgender will cost them their job or an opportunity at a job. People who fall into the sexual orientation/transgender rights category should have the ability to achieve just as anyone else. While it is a best-case scenario that everyone is tolerant and understanding, that is not always the case.
Kentucky workers who are suffering from an illness or condition that requires various reasonable accommodations so they can do their job should be granted those accommodations without fear of not being hired or losing the job because of their issues. If they are dismissed and it is due solely to the disability or illness, they have the right to file a disability discrimination lawsuit. This is true regardless of the kind of job it is, even if it is against one of the biggest and most powerful companies in existence or a small "mom and pop" store. Having legal advice from the beginning is a critical aspect toward a successful filing.