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Proving EEO Disability Discrimination

No one should be treated differently because of their race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability--especially in the workplace. Thankfully, there are laws that protect federal workers across the country, helping them protect their rights when discriminated against by an employer. One of the most common forms of discrimination that federal employers experience is disability discrimination. If you are experiencing disability discrimination in the workplace, you will need an experienced attorney on your side to prove that you have a case.

Do I Have an EEO Disability Discrimination Case?

To file a disability discrimination case against your federal employer, you need to demonstrate that they have been breaking the laws enforced by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Below we have put together what qualifies as EEO disability discrimination:

  • Treated Unfavorably: If your federal employer is treating you differently or less favorably because you or someone else you associate with has a disability, they are breaking EEOC laws. For example, if your federal employer denies raises or promotions you qualify for, it can be a form of proof for your case.
  • Harassment: The EEOC also prohibits your employer, managers, and co-workers from harassment based on a person’s disability. Even if your co-workers say comments about your disability as a joke, it can still be considered discrimination.
  • Reasonable Accommodation: If you have requested a reasonable workplace accommodation and your employer has denied your request that they were able to fulfill, it can be seen as a form of discrimination.
  • Employee Privacy: The EEOC also protects workers’ privacy, so they strictly limit what an employer can ask you about your health and require an employer to keep any medical information private, except in very limited exceptions. If your employer shares your medical information with other workers, it can be a form of disability discrimination.
  • Retaliation: The EEOC also protects you from being punished at work because you or someone you know complains about disability discrimination. For example, if you have been fired after filing a disability discrimination complaint, it can be sufficient proof for your EEO disability case.

Disability cases can be complex. Increase your chances of obtaining the best possible results with our federal disability discrimination representation. Contact us today at (202) 350-3881!