Disability Discrimination Lawyers in Utah
It is estimated that 52 percent of all disabled, working age United States citizens are currently employed. The conditions for Disability discrimination exists in every workplace.
According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), disability discrimination occurs when an employer or other designated body treats a disabled individual unfavorably due to the presence of a disability. By law, the employer must provide reasonable accommodations for the individual and may not allow the presence of a disability affect employment status, pay, benefits, job assignments, training or other aspects of an employee’s status with a company. The law also covers prospective employees applying for vacant positions.
If you believe you or someone you know has been the victim of disability discrimination, contact Hepworth & Associates. We understand the anger, pain, confusion and frustration caused by disability discrimination. We also understand that it can be difficult to know who to trust after an incident, but you can feel reassured calling one of our experienced advocates who guide you through every step of the process.
Get Help with Your Disability Discrimination in Utah
If you have been the victim of disability discrimination, Hepworth & Associates can help you claim the monetary settlement to which you are entitled. This settlement can help cover lost wages due to the incident, any legal fees incurred and any associated damages. It is our mission to help protect the victims of disability discrimination and make sure they are made whole under the law.
Our lawyers work with you to help understand the process, navigate the legal hurdles and take care of all of the paperwork that you should never have to worry about.
Step: 1 File a Discrimination Charge
Utah’s Anti-Discrimination and Labor Division (UALD) is empowered to act as an agent of the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to enforce the ADA. They receive all charges, first seek to mediate the charges for an early resolution, and then investigate further when needed.
Step: 2 Seek Early Resolution
It may be possible to reach a quick settlement with your employer. This is a completely voluntary process that on average takes approximately three months, according to data provided by the EEOC, which could also avoid a prolonged investigation.
Step: 3 Manage the Investigation
However, should an early resolution or settlement not be reached, we continue to fight on your behalf to ensure you have the best legal representation available. You have the right to a fair settlement, and we are with you every step of the way.
Don’t Let Your Employer Walk Away from Their Responsibilities
You trust your employer to be a supportive presence in your life. Should they violate that trust, it is your right to seek proper monetary compensation. Let Hepworth & Associates support you throughout the process. With the right legal representation, you experience the following:
- Reassurance that we have your best interests at heart
- Security knowing all legal avenues are being explored
- Zero worries about the stacks of paperwork to file
- Complete protection through experienced representation by Utah’s disability discrimination experts
There is no risk to meet us to discuss your case, review your options and decide on the best course of action.
If you have suffered disability discrimination and want to learn the options available to you, please call 801-872-2222 to speak with the experienced professionals at Hepworth & Associates for a consultation.