When you go to work, are you treated the way you should be? Do you receive the support you need to do your job with a disability? Are your colleagues and supervisors respectful of you?
If you can’t answer yes to these questions, then you may want to know more about disability discrimination. Disability discrimination is a serious problem in some workplaces and happens when employers treat those with disabilities badly compared to their able-bodied coworkers.
You deserve fair treatment when you’re at work
You don’t deserve to be treated unfairly when you’re at work. Whether you have a disability or you are discriminated against for another reason, it’s inappropriate and illegal to treat you differently than others in a way that is harmful to you.
Some ways that employers may discriminate against those with disabilities could include:
- Unfairly paying them less than others
- Failing to accommodate disabilities
- Violating the Americans with Disabilities Act
- Retaliating against those who report violations of the ADA
No matter what the situation is, it’s important that you do have the support you need to make a claim against your employer. You don’t deserve to be treated badly just because you’re different from other workers in some way. Your rights are protected by law.
What do you need to do if you think you’ve been discriminated against at work?
If you think that you have been discriminated against at work, now may be a good time to look into making a claim against your employer.
To build the best case, you should collect as much evidence of the discriminatory acts as possible. For example, if your coworker witnessed your employer bullying you and would write a statement testifying to that, then that evidence could help. If there are videos of the treatment you suffered through or you have emails with discriminatory content, keep those for your employment law attorney.
Your attorney will go over the case with you and keep you informed about your options. You may be able to make a claim against your employer to protect your job, your rights and your income.