Discriminating against an individual based on his or her physical or mental disability is illegal.
For you to be considered disabled you must have a:
- physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of your major life activities, or
- history of having such an impairment, or
- being regarded by others as having such an impairment.
Determining whether a person is disabled under the law must be viewed on a case by case basis looking at the effect of your impairment on your life. Even if you are classified as disabled for other purposes, it doesn't mean you are considered disabled to be protected from discrimination.
To determine whether you are protected against discrimination from your employer, there are three other things to consider:
1. Whether you are considered an employee who is covered under the law.
2. Whether your employer is subject to the anti-discrimination laws.
3. Whether your employer's conduct is considered discriminatory under the law.
4. What reason your employer discriminates against you.
If you feel you may be unlawfully discriminated against, contact us so we may review your situation with you.