Chicago Lawyers Assist Workers Seeking Accommodations For Their Disabilities
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) codified our country’s determination to allow full participation in economic, educational and social activities by all citizens. The landmark law tore down barriers by mandating reasonable accommodations in businesses and public places and prohibiting discriminatory treatment of employees based on their disabilities. Statewide, the Illinois Human Rights Act strengthens protections for disabled residents. At Goldman & Ehrlich, we represent individual plaintiffs whose rights have been infringed upon as well as plaintiffs and defendants for whom compliance is unduly burdensome. With many years of collective experience, our Chicago discrimination attorneys have appeared in state and federal courts as well as before the Illinois Department of Humans Rights (IDHR) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in actions to uphold the dignity of each and every client.
Termination Based On A Disability
Employees who were productive workers are sometimes terminated when they become disabled even though they can still be productive at work. We can enforce your rights when the employer refuses to provide you with a reasonable accommodation or terminated you solely because you have a disability.
Litigating Disability Discrimination In Employment
State and federal laws demand that employees who are otherwise capable of performing the essential functions of their jobs be allowed reasonable accommodations for their disabilities. Controversies over discrimination often come down to a disagreement on what is reasonable. Here at Goldman & Ehrlich, our attorneys have an advantage over other discrimination lawyers in Chicago because of their over 65 combined years of experience representing workers with disabilities and small businesses with a limited budget. Their dual perspective allows our lawyers to find creative solutions to seemingly intractable problems. Contact us today and let them get started on your case.
Fighting Hidden Discrimination In The Hiring Process
Perhaps the most disheartening experience that disabled people face is knowing they weren’t hired because of their disability and being unable to prove it. Such cases cry out for a staunch advocate who sympathizes with your plight and has the experience to construct a case for relief. At Goldman & Ehrlich, our attorneys are ready to challenge businesses on their hiring protocols, their interview processes and their records of accommodation to get to the truth regarding apparent discriminatory practices.
Enforcing Access Laws And Public Accommodations
Society has made great strides in public accommodations, such as providing wheelchair access and welcoming guide dogs and working dogs. However, there are still some establishments that marginalize disabled persons by failing to comply with access regulations. If you have been demeaned by this type of discrimination, our Chicago discrimination lawyers can help. Likewise, if you feel you were wrongly accused of denying a disabled individual access to your business, we can defend your interests.
Contact Our Chicago Disability Discrimination Attorneys
If you believe that you’ve been subjected to disability discrimination in hiring, in the workplace or in public accommodations, or if you represent a business named in a complaint, Goldman & Ehrlich can help. Call us at 312-332-6733 today or contact our Chicago office online.