Disability Discrimination at Work

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Covid & Employment Disability Law Update – July 2021

On July 26, 2021, the U.S. government issued guidance on Covid or Long Covid as a disability under the ADA. According to the DOJ’s Covid Disability guidance sheet, Long Covid may be considered a disability if it substantially limits one or more major life activities.

An employer may be required to make reasonable accommodations for employees suffering from Long Covid symptoms. In addition, employees who have been terminated, rejected from a position, barred from a promotion or otherwise retaliated against due to Long Covid may have valid claims under the ADA.

August 2021 Disability Discrimination News: Koller Law files disability discrimination lawsuit for client who was terminated after requesting remote work due to a stroke. The case was featured in national and legal news, including Reuters, Law360 and Law.com.

The Americans with Disabilities Act Protects Disabled Workers

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted to prevent employers from discriminating against an employee or job applicant with a disability. But what does it mean to discriminate due to an employee’s physical, medical or mental health impairment?

Disability discrimination takes many forms:

  • rejected for a position,
  • barred from a promotion,
  • fired or terminated,
  • harassed or singled out by colleagues or even supervisors.

All of these are unlawful in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

If you’ve experienced discrimination because of your disability in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, you don’t have to remain silent or accept your employer’s actions.

Our Philadelphia employment law firm accepts disability discrimination matters throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  Find out if you have legal rights for disability discrimination at work. Contact our employment law firm for a free, no obligation consultation.

Recent Disability Discrimination Case Results

· Confidential Settlement Physical Disability Discrimination in Phila. – Client terminated after employer refused to provide reasonable accommodation

· $50K Hearing Impaired Disability Discrimination in Lebanon Co. – Client was denied a position

· $75K Wheel-Chair Bound Employee in NJ – Client terminated after employer failed to provide reasonable accommodation

· Confidential Settlement for Hearing Impaired Employee in Montgomery Co. – Client was denied a position

Employment Law Protects Disabled Workers. We're Honored To Be Your Advocate.

Koller Law has helped many individuals throughout Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey in your same situation, seeking legal recourse for unlawful disability discrimination in the workplace.

As a stroke survivor who suffered a subarachnoid brain hemorrhage at the age of 33, firm founder David Koller knows the difficulties individuals with disabilities face every day.

We Know Employment Law & Disability Discrimination Law

David Koller worked on the employment defense side for several years before handling employee claims after founding Koller Law. He has lectured at various colleges and institutions on numerous employment law subjects and is regularly quoted in national and local news articles pertaining to employment law.

There Is Hope

If you are an employee with a disability and have faced negative treatment by your employer, supervisor or co-worker, there are legal recourse options available.

We are happy to discuss the law in greater detail, and find the best solution for your situation. Call us at (215) 545-8917 to schedule a confidential case review.

Last updated: August 24, 2021

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(March 14, 2021)
A Pa. mom says her boss forced her out of her job during the pandemic. She sued.

It’s close to impossible for many parents to work and also care for young children, said Philadelphia employment lawyer David Koller, who represents Delaney.

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, effective March 2020, required employers to provide paid sick leave and paid leave to care for children whose schools had closed due to the pandemic. Employees who suffered demotions, lost pay, terminations or other negative consequences at work may be able to make a claim under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

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