Garden City ADA Litigation Attorney
Aggressively Fighting Disability Discrimination in the NYC Metro: 516-279-1555
Every free person in our society is entitled to seek employment and be fairly compensated for their work. While this may seem like an obvious acknowledgment, there are many employees forced to tackle discrimination in their pursuit of gainful employment. Many employers are guilty of limiting the opportunities of individuals with disabilities in Garden City and nearby communities in NYC. At Bashian & Papantoniou, P.C., our ADA litigation attorneys are dedicated to fighting companies guilty of unlawfully limiting the opportunities afforded to individuals with disabilities. If you’ve experienced workplace discrimination because of an actual or perceived disability, we can help. Our attorneys know how difficult it can be to challenge your employer and file a discrimination claim. You may feel as if you’re alone and vulnerable, but you don’t have to fight your discrimination case alone. Our attorneys are standing by, ready to fight and seek justice in your case.
If you think you’ve experienced discrimination, the Garden City ADA litigation attorneys at Bashian & Papantoniou, P.C., can review your case immediately. Call us at516-279-1555 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.
What is the Americans with Disabilities Act?
The ADA is divided into five titles:
Employment – Title I: Requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, whether they’re employees or applicants. It also prohibits discrimination based on said disability.
Public Services – Title II: Requires state and local government to provide access to facilities, such as public transit, to individuals with disabilities. Additionally, they cannot deny individuals with disabilities participation in public activities.
Public Accommodations – Title III: Any new and existing public space must provide accommodations or modifications to individuals with disabilities.
Telecommunications – Title IV: Public telecommunications services must provide individuals with disabilities with accommodations, such as TTYs devices for the hearing impaired.
Miscellaneous – Title V: Prohibits the use of threats, coercion, or retaliation to discourage the use of ADA protections by individuals with disabilities or their advocates.
The ADA defines disabilities covered under the law and outlines the protections provided to individuals with disabilities. Disability is defined as a physical or mental impairment that limits one or more major life activities. As mentioned before, the ADA provides protections for perceived disabilities and actual ones. The law also provides protection for employees requesting reasonable accommodations because they act as a caregiver to an individual with disabilities. It’s illegal for employers to base employment decisions solely on the disability of an individual, and once an accommodation is requested, the duty is on the employer to work collaboratively with their employee to reach a reasonable solution.
Common ADA Violations in New York
ADA lawsuits are commonly filed on the following grounds:
Refusal to provide reasonable accommodations for special needs
Refusing temporary medical leave
Discriminatory hiring practices against individuals with disabilities
Terminating employees for requesting an ADA-compliant accommodation
Meet With Our NYC ADA Litigation Attorneys to File an ADA Claim Today
Meeting filing deadlines when pursuing an ADA violation claim is imperative. While the statute of limitation for an ADA claim is two years, your case has a greater chance of success if you file as soon as possible. The shelf life of evidence wanes, and it becomes more difficult to investigate older claims.
While it’s better to file sooner, our ADA litigation attorneys will help you compile evidence for your case and fight to protect your rights at any time during your eligibility window. We will work hard for you from the beginning of your case to the end. Don’t let the challenges of filing an ADA litigation claim deter you. Hiring an experienced attorney can make all the difference in your case. As your legal advocate, we will be standing by you, fighting for the fair and just compensation you deserve.
Schedule a consultation with the Garden City, NY ADA attorneys at Bashian & Papantoniou, P.C., right away. We will analyze your case and develop a strategy for your claim.