Workplace accessibility laws protect disabled workers. Hopefully, your workplace offers plenty of accommodations and follows these laws. However, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the law and your rights as a disabled worker. At Summit Disability Law Group, we are dedicated to helping disabled workers get the benefits they need. This post breaks down accessibility laws and identifies some of the resources available for you.
Workplace Accessibility Laws
The Americans with Disabilities Act (or ADA) defines disability as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits major life activities. You are eligible for accommodations if you fit within this definition. The ADA requires employers to provide “reasonable accommodations” for disabled workers. Essentially, they must provide resources that allow disabled employees to perform at an equal level as others.
Accommodations vary according to needs. They can range from wheelchair ramps to service dogs. If there is a reasonable tool your employer can provide that helps you do your work, they should provide it. There are also many websites and resources that can help you understand your rights.
Resources for Disabled Workers
These websites provide helpful information about workplace accessibility laws.
This website explains many different aspects of the ADA and how it works.
This network answers questions about the ADA and disability rights.
This federal program offers free assistive technology and disability services.
The EEOC makes sure that employers follow ADA guidelines.
Here, you can find help about who to contact if your employer is not following ADA guidelines.
Disabled and Unable to Work? Contact Us Today
While the ADA protects disabled workers, many individual with disabilities cannot work. If your disability prevents you from earning money, you may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits. At Summit Disability Law Group, we help deserving people win these benefits.
Contact us today for a free initial consultation about your case! Also, order a free copy of our helpful book, The Utah Social Security Disability Handbook. This book explains disability law in simple terms. We are committed to serving disabled people in Utah and hope to be able to help you!