ADA: Americans With Disabilities Act
Pittsburgh Americans With Disabilities Act Lawyer
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) offers extensive workplace protections for millions of disabled individuals. If you have a disability and your employer is making it difficult for you to do your job or continue your employment, you may have a claim under the ADA. At the Law Office of Melvin L. Vatz, we have extensive experience in representing individuals under federal anti-discrimination laws. We will make sure that your rights are protected and preserved.
Whether you are an employer or an employee, if you have questions concerning the ADA contact a Pittsburgh Americans with Disabilities Act attorney online or call (412) 391-3030 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Am I Considered Disabled Under the ADA?
Under the ADA, a disability is broadly defined as any physical or mental impairment that substantially impedes one or more major life activities. Major life activities include things such as:
Since the enactment of the ADA, there have been many court decisions interpreting what disabilities and medical conditions are covered under the law. This requires an understanding of your medical history, your treatments for your disability, and how that affects your everyday activities. It is important to hire a West Pennsylvania employment law lawyer who knows the law, understands the court decisions on the law, and knows how it is typically applied.
Reasonable Accommodations in the Workplace
The ADA requires employers to provide reasonable workplace accommodations for disabled employees. What is considered to be reasonable depends upon a thorough evaluation of your medical needs and your job. At our Pittsburgh law firm our attorney, Mel Vatz, brings approximately 40 years of experience to the table. We will help you work with your employer to achieve a reasonable accommodation of your disability. We will also evaluate how other statutes, such as the Family and Medical Leave Act, may impact claims brought under the ADA.