Discriminating against someone because of their disability is illegal and you do not have to take it!
How is disability discrimination defined?
Disability discrimination takes place whenever an employer or place of public accommodation treats a person differently because of their disability. If you are disabled, you have the right to a reasonable accommodation and you have the right to be free from offensive comments or conduct relating to your disability.
Furthermore, the New York City Law is so much more protective of employees with respect to disability law. For example a disability that may not be considered a "disability" under the state or Federal law, may be covered by the New York City law. New York City has some of the best employment laws for people subject to discrimination based on their disability.
Additionally, the law even applies to people who are simply associated with someone who has a disability, such as an employer who discriminates against an employee because the employee's relative has a disability.
Any form of comments or conduct that relate to a person's disability may be actionable. That is why it is important to call and discuss the particulars of your case.
Furthermore, it is illegal to retaliate against someone because they have complained about Disability Discrimination.
Available remedies may include lost wages, emotional distress, punitive damages, and attorneys fees.
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