Disability Discrimination

Did you suffer disability discrimination at work in New Jersey or Pennsylvania?

If so, we may be able to help. For 20 years, the Law Office of Richard E. Yaskin has held employers accountable for disability discrimination and to reasonably accommodate employees’ disability conditions. To impose the latter responsibility on an employer, an employee must first request an “accommodation.” Such an accommodation or modification is effective if, without creating an undue hardship for an employer, it allows an employee with a disability to perform the essential functions of their job.

An important form of reasonable accommodation is the grant and extension of sick leave, with or without pay, beyond the 12 weeks of job protected leave that is afforded by the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). Such a leave must be finite and reasonably supported by the treating physician’s good faith assessment of an ability to return to work. This period of additional medical treatment or rest must restore an employee’s ability to perform their essential job functions, with or without further reasonable accommodation.

Our firm has helped clients secure timely and probative assessments of reasonable accommodation from their treating and evaluating physicians.

Feel free to tell us a bit about your claim by calling 856-667-7570 or complete and submit the Confidential Intake form on our website contact page.