As a Seattle employment discrimination lawyer, I realize that keeping your job in such a tough economy is in everyone’s best interest. Being able to provide for your family and keeping up on bills is essential for economic stability. It is because of this that employment laws are placed for the protection against discrimination and wrongful termination. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a man from Detroit was let go from his long-term position after using up all of his short-term disability insurance policy due to being diagnosed with cancer. The man was capable of performing the required duties of his job and was working part-time while receiving chemotherapy. Once his policy was spent, the man requested to remain working part-time until he finished his current wave of chemotherapy. The company denied the request without considering his abilities or performance. The EEOC has filed a suit against the company, claiming this action goes against the Americans with Disabilities Act.
A qualified employee has the right to request reasonable accommodations and, in return, the company has the responsibility to consider it in full before making a decision. The employee’s performance and ability to complete all tasks should be evaluated, not the disability. Employment discrimination against disabled but capable workers is against the law and is seen all over the country.
If you believe you have been victimized in the workplace due to a disability and have questions concerning whether or not you have a case, contact an experienced Seattle employment discrimination attorney today. Deciding to take legal action in your workplace is difficult. Call me at Premier Law Group and I can help make the decision less stressful by dedicating my time and experience to your case in order to protect your legal rights. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, contact me at (206) 285-1743.