Everyone has the right to seek gainful employment, regardless of their disability or their perceived disability. In fact, employers cannot discriminate against you because of your disability pursuant to The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), which protects disabled workers or job applicants from discrimination in the workplace, whether in hiring, promotions, wages, benefits or termination. The ADA applies not only to private employers, but also to local and state governments, as well as non-profit entities, and it covers workers who work for any such entities that employ 15 or more employees. However, even if you work for an employer with less than 15 employees, you may be protected from disability discrimination under Maryland state law.
If you want to file a claim for disability discrimination with the EEOC or the Maryland Commission for Human Rights, you must file the complaint within 300 days after the alleged act of discrimination.
Andrew Dansicker has extensive experience analyzing and litigating disability discrimination cases at the state, federal and administrative levels. If you are experiencing an uncomfortable situation on the job as a result of disability, or if your employer refuses to provide a reasonable accommodation, or if you are discriminated against or terminated because of your disability, contact Andrew Dansicker at The Law Office of Andrew M. Dansicker. To reach Mr. Dansicker immediately please fill out the consultation form and he will return your email within 24 hours.