A Disability Lawyer You Can Trust
Many of us work hard to overcome physical and psychological challenges in order to achieve one of our most important life goals: working productively. Congress, state, and local governments have enacted laws such as the Americans With Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act to ensure that individuals with disabilities receive reasonable accommodation and protection from discrimination inside the workplace and elsewhere.
Seldon Bofinger has made it a top priority to protect these rights for our clients, and our work in this area is a core part of our firm. Disability law is a complex field that is ever changing, which makes your choice of an attorney an important one. As a specialized boutique firm, we bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table, as well as a proven track record.
Qualified individuals with disabilities may request that their employers provide reasonable accommodations to enable them to perform their jobs. Accommodations can take the form of job restructuring, modified work schedules or locations, modified workplace policies, use of paid or unpaid leave, or reassignment, among other possibilities.
Some of the medical conditions that may qualify an employee or job applicant for a reasonable accommodation include:
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Anxiety Disorder
- Depression and Bipolar Disorders
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Lyme Disease
- Auto-Immune Disorders
- Visual Impairments
- Mobility Impairments
Our firm has handled cases involving all of these conditions and others. We have extensive experience working with employers and medical providers to obtain the type of medical documentation needed to support our clients’ requests for reasonable accommodation, which is a crucial part of the process. We have also worked with medical experts to pursue our clients’ legal claims.
Disability Discrimination in Employment
The Americans with Disabilities Act also makes it unlawful for employers to discriminate against workers and job applicants because of their disabilities in the terms, conditions, and privileges of their employment, including:
- Job application procedures
- Job training
Our attorneys have represented clients around the country who have brought claims of disability discrimination in federal court, before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and in administrative EEO complaints. As a result of our wide-ranging experience, we are knowledgeable about the laws, regulations, and court decisions that affect such claims, and we understand what it takes to succeed.
Some of our successful cases include:
- Prevailing at trial in a precedent-setting case on behalf of a female attorney who needed a reasonable accommodation to work at home full-time;
- Securing reinstatement and a substantial monetary payment for a federal employee wrongfully terminated in retaliation for requesting reasonable accommodation for her diabetes;
- Successfully challenging a Special Agent’s removal from law enforcement after returning from spinal surgery; and
- Successfully litigating the coerced retirement of a disabled Gulf War Veteran.
If you are in need of a disability lawyer to represent you in seeking reasonable accommodation, or if you believe that you have been the victim of disability discrimination, please contact us for a consultation.
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