A disability discrimination lawyer can help you protect your rights at school, in the workplace, and in greater society. However, many individuals don’t even realize they should be speaking with an attorney. If you’re a person with a disability, here’s when to talk to a lawyer.
If You Experience Discrimination
Of course, being blatantly discriminated against because of your physical abilities is a good reason to call a disability discrimination lawyer. However, it’s important to remember that not all forms of discrimination are blatant. People with disabilities might face subtle forms of harassment or victimization which affect their ability to work or learn. A disability discrimination lawyer can help you break down what’s happening and determine if you are facing discrimination.
If You Need Accommodations
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), people with disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodations in the workplace. However, sometimes it can be difficult to get these accommodations approved in a timely manner or ensure that they fully meet your needs. An attorney can help you work with your employers and streamline the process.
If You’re Facing Other Types of Discrimination
Sometimes, a person with disabilities might also face discrimination for other reasons, such as their race, sex, or national origin. These situations can be hard to deal with, both legally and emotionally. An attorney can help you protect your civil rights as well as your disability rights.
If You Need More Information
The law can be complicated. Many people aren’t sure if their issue qualifies as a disability or if they are facing discrimination. In these situations, it’s best to start with a legal consultation. During your consultation, an attorney will help you gather information and understand your rights. Then, you can work together further if you determine you need legal help.
Talk to a Lawyer Today
If you’re dealing with a legal challenge, Edwards Sutarwalla PLLC is here for you. We help clients face the legal system so they can fight for their rights with dignity. Explore our website to learn more about our practice areas. Ready to see if we’re the best fit for your case? Book a consultation by calling 713-565-1353 today.