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.
Disabled Kentuckians have the right to work just like those who are not disabled. However, even with greater attention paid to worker rights and fairness, disability discrimination continues to be a problem. Workers who are confronted with this type of mistreatment might have a vague notion of what constitutes disability discrimination, but are not completely sure the behavior meets the criteria. They are commonly constrained by a lack of knowledge about how it can be addressed. When this is of concern, having legal assistance is vital.
Disability discrimination occurs when an employer covered by the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) treats a person with a disability unfavorably in any aspect of employment. The law requires fair and equal treatment of people with disabilities who are able to perform the work at hand, even if they require certain accommodations in order to do so.