Americans with Disabilities Act Lawyer in Honolulu
All individuals, regardless of disability or impairments, must be given the same opportunities in the workplace. Talents and job-related functions must be assessed on an individual basis, as it is illegal to discriminate against any individual based upon his or her disabilities. Every individual should be provided the chance to succeed in a job regardless of disability. However, this is not always the case in all workplaces.
At the Law Offices of Scot Stuart Brower in Honolulu, Hawaii, we confidently stand up for the rights of disabled individuals who have been discriminated against in the workplace. Our founding lawyer, Scot Stuart Brower, has handled numerous cases of disability discrimination throughout his over two decades in practice. When discrimination occurs, reasonable accommodations have not provided, or individuals are fired or denied promotions due to disabilities, employers must face the consequences of their illegal actions. Contact us today and schedule a free consultation to discuss your questions or concerns regarding disability discrimination.
In 1990, the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed and became law. This is generally considered the civil rights act for persons with disabilities. The act is modeled after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and provides legal protections for disabled persons, explicitly prohibiting discrimination based upon physical and mental abilities or disabilities.
The ADA commonly defines a disability as "a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities; or a record of such impairment; or being regarded as having such an impairment." In recent years, a number of amendments that were made to the act became effective. These changes were designed to broaden the definition of disability. This modification overturned some previously established case law, which had in the past restricted the definition. A disability must still be extensively documented; however, now many more illnesses and conditions fall into the category of disability.
Contact a Hawaii Disability Discrimination Lawyer
Let us help you take action against an employer who discriminated against you due to disability or impairment. To schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced discrimination and Americans with Disability Act attorney, please contact us online or call our office at 808-522-0053.