Disability Discrimination in the Workplace
Disability discrimination in the workplace can take various forms, including:
Refusing to Hire: An employer may refuse to hire a person with a disability, even if they are qualified for the job. For example, an employer may not hire someone who uses a wheelchair for a job that requires standing or walking.
Unequal Pay: An employer may pay a person with a disability less than someone without a disability for the same job, even though they have the same level of experience, education, and job duties.
Denying Reasonable Accommodations: An employer may not provide reasonable accommodations for a person with a disability to perform their job duties. For example, an employer may refuse to provide a sign language interpreter for a deaf employee during a meeting.
Harassment: An employer may harass an employee with a disability, which can include making derogatory comments, using slurs, or making fun of the employee's disability.
Wrongful Termination: An employer may fire an employee because of their disability, even if the employee is performing their job duties well.
Lack of Advancement Opportunities: An employer may fail to promote or provide training opportunities to an employee with a disability, even if the employee is qualified for the position.
These are just a few examples of what disability discrimination can look like in the workplace. It is important for employers to understand and follow laws and regulations that protect individuals with disabilities from discrimination in the workplace.
This article is for general information purposes and is not intended to be and should not be taken as legal advice.
Click the following links for "Disability Discrimination in the Workplace" compliance posters:
ADA Disability Discrimination Policy Poster (Federal)
Tuscon, Arizona Notice of Non-Discrimination (Bilingual)