Americans With Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was established in 1990 to protect workers who suffer physical or mental impairments from being discriminated against by current or potential employers. The ADA Amendments Act of 2008 expanded the original act to cover a wider range of impairments and better protect disabled individuals. Despite these laws, many employers still discriminate against disabled workers by firing them without cause and denying employment, promotions, or opportunities for advancement.

If you or someone you love received unfair treatment from an employer because of a disability or perceived disability, Ponce Law wants to help. Our Nashville employment lawyers are familiar with the American Disabilities Act and its requirements, and we can investigate the facts of your claim to determine if you were discriminated against. Let our legal professionals give your case the attention it deserves—dial (800) 363-9113 or fill out a free initial consultation form.

Who Is Protected by the ADA?

The ADA protects people who have physical or mental disabilities that impair their abilities to:

  • see,
  • hear,
  • speak,
  • walk,
  • breathe,
  • perform manual tasks,
  • learn,
  • and more.

People with permanent conditions like epilepsy, partial or full paralysis, hearing and visual impairments, and learning disabilities are often covered by the ADA. People with minor or nonpermanent conditions — such as temporary illnesses and broken bones — are not. If you’re unsure if you’re covered by the ADA, contact our law firm and speak with one of our Nashville employment lawyers.

We’ll Stand Up to the Employer

At Ponce Law, we know that it can be intimidating to file a claim against an employer for discrimination—but you don’t have to do it alone. If you received unfair treatment from a company, our employment lawyers can fight for your rights to compensation. It’s our goal to make sure your employment law case gets the attention it deserves—contact us today.