in Reasonable Accommodations
The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) and New Jersey's Law Against Discrimination (LAD) protect disabled employees in the workplace. Under these laws, a disabled employee may bring a claim if they are subjected to discrimination based on their disability. Furthermore, employers are obligated to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified disabled employees in order for them to be able to perform their jobs. A claim may be brought for an employer's failure to make reasonable accommodations for an employee and for its failure to engage in a good faith interactive process during which possible accommodations are discussed.
As long as you you are qualified and have the necessary training or skills to perform the essential job functions of your job, you cannot be denied employment or a promotion, be forced to work in a hostile work environment, or be terminated based on your physical or mental disability. The law requires that your employer, once he or she knows of your disability, must engage in a good faith interactive process with you to consider reasonable accommodations for your disability. As long as the accommodation does not impose an undue hardship, your employer must provide the accommodation. The attorneys at Javerbaum Wurgaft have extensive experience representing disabled individuals, ensuring that they are free from discrimination and receive the accommodations require. If necessary, our experienced trial lawyers can pursue litigation against employers who fail to comply.