Houston ADA Claims Lawyer
Protecting Clients’ Rights Against Disability Discrimination
The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), along with other state and federal legislation, outlines various standards that all employers must follow to accommodate employees with disabilities. However, these standards can be misapplied or overlooked completely, leaving those with an actual medical need for workplace accommodation at a professional disadvantage.
If you or someone you know is struggling with disability discrimination in the workplace, I, Houston ADA claims attorney Peter Costea, can help you protect your rights under the ADA and related disability protection laws. Having handled employment matters since 1993, I provide practical advice backed by significant trial experience to help you protect your workplace rights.
Experienced Advocacy Against Workplace Disability Discrimination
While some employers are simply inexperienced with regards to the proper application of workplace accommodation under the ADA, others may instead take adverse action against an individual who requests accommodation for a disability. Such workplace retaliation may include giving the individual poor performance review, failing to promote him or her, failing to grant raise or even engaging in unlawful termination of the employee’s contract.
As an experienced Texas employment lawyer, I can help you take legal action to address disability discrimination in the workplace. I will protect your rights under the ADA and other related legislation. I have defended clients’ rights in workplace discrimination claims against many different types of corporations, big and small.
In February 2017 I tried a disability discrimination case against the IRS in federal court in Houston on behalf of a cancer-stricken client. In February 2018 I tried my last disability discrimination case also in Houston. The jury found that my client, an engineer, was denied reasonable accommodation, and awarded him damages. Here are a couple of major takeaways from both trials which I suggest to all employees: (1) make your request for accommodation in writing and address it to the right person or persons in the company; 2) ensure your request is for reasonable accommodation because an employer only has the obligation to entertain reasonable requests for accommodation; and (3) keep the dialog with your employer about accommodation going. If you stop the dialog the employer has no obligation to resuscitate it. If you have questions about your employers not engaging with you in a dialog or denying you reasonable accommodation, call me.
Contact An Attorney Experienced With Americans With Disabilities Act Claims In Sugar Land And Surrounding Areas
My goal is to achieve results for you. Contact the Law Office of Peter Costea at 713-337-4304 today to schedule a consultation. Many of my cases have come by referral from other satisfied clients as well as other firms that recognize and respect the experience and client-centered representation my firm provides.