Disability Discrimination Laws in Massachusetts

When it comes to employment and workplace conditions, those with disabilities are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Enacted in 1990, the law ensures those who have certain disabilities are free from discrimination or unfair treatment. If you have a disability and have suffered some form of discrimination or unlawful treatment at work or while trying to obtain work, the labor and employment attorneys at Shapiro Law Group, PC, can help.

The provisions outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act protect people from any kind of discrimination, whether it is at work, from government agencies, or pertaining to public accommodations and transportation.

Some types of Disabilities under the Act include:

  • Paralysis or other mobility issues
  • Hearing or vision
  • Speech
  • Certain chronic illnesses, such as AIDS/HIV
  • Mental illnesses

The legal protections make it unlawful to impede a disabled person from being hired or applying for a job. It is also unlawful to fire a person based on a disability. An employer also has a legal obligation to provide reasonable accommodations for a disabled person in the workplace.

Benefits to Hiring an Attorney

In Massachusetts you have employment rights. If you feel you are the victim of discrimination based on a disability, documenting any incidents or evidence may help your compliant. Our firm can help outline what kind of evidence may help and we may also be able to pinpoint a pattern of discrimination against a certain disability. Shapiro Law Group, PC, will investigate the facts of your case and help determine the best course of action. In cases of disability discrimination, filing a claim against an employer may result in that employer having to make necessary accommodations or providing reasonable conditions at work. If you feel you have lost your job or you were unfairly turned down for a job based on your disability, we can help.

Shapiro Law Group, PC, will give your case the personal attention needed to ensure your rights are protected. We will fight for a favorable resolution and aggressively pursue a fair outcome according to the law and Americans with Disabilities Act. Let us evaluate the circumstances and see how our labor and employment attorneys may be able to help you with your case.

The attorneys at Shapiro Law Group, PC, are ready to help you. Contact us today to set up your free initial consultation. 339-200-9933.