Employer Defenses to Disability Discrimination

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Employer Defenses to Disability Discrimination

A claim of disability discrimination by an employee or former employee is a serious accusation.  As an employer, you are prohibited by the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) from discriminating against any employee who is disabled. There are a number of ways that you can defend such a claim, including that:

How Do I Prove My Employee Posed a Direct Threat?

To prove that an employee posed a direct threat so as to justify any action you have taken regarding their employment, you will need to show the following:

Should I Contact an Attorney?

Any time you are being accused of discriminating against an employee, you should contact an attorney with experience in disability discrimination. He or she will be able to defend any action brought against you and advise you of the defenses available to you. 

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Last Modified: 01-20-2014 12:55 PM PST

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