Disability rights in the workplace

On Behalf of | Dec 23, 2023 | employment law |

Individuals have the right to work in an environment that is free from harassment and other mistreatment. Unfortunately, some are subjected to discrimination based on certain factors, such as their physical limitations. Disability discrimination is not only illegal, it is a valid reason for a victim to speak out and seek justice due to what he or she experienced. Disabled individuals have rights in their North Carolina workplaces, and they don’t have to remain silent if they are treated unfairly or illegally. 

A widespread problem 

According to the American Civil Liberties Union, individuals with disabilities face many challenges in the workplace due to discrimination. They are often segregated from their peers, and they may be excluded from groups, subjected to rude remarks, passed over for certain opportunities and more. Disabled individuals have the right to freedom from harassment at work and equal opportunities. 

They are also entitled to reasonable accommodations at work if they need them. Unless it presents a significant financial challenge for the employers, they must provide these accommodations and requested support. If they can perform their jobs, individuals with disabilities should not be passed over for deserved promotions or advancement opportunities. 

Fighting for employment rights 

Those who have faced discrimination in a North Carolina workplace do not have to remain silent. These individuals may benefit from seeking guidance regarding the most beneficial way to seek justice, which may be in the form of a civil claim. An assessment of one’s case can provide insight into the legal options available.