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Can My Disability Limit Me From Obtaining Federal Employment?

As an individual with a federally recognized disability, the job-seeking process can feel daunting. You may have questions regarding how your disability affects your prospects for federal employment. Our top-rated, award-winning federal employment attorneys at John P. Mahoney, Esq., Attorneys at Law are here to answer some of the top questions we hear.

Can My Disability Limit Me From Obtaining Federal Employment?

As long as you are otherwise qualified for a particular federal job vacancy and can perform the basic functions of that position with or without reasonable accommodation, you are not disqualified from federal employment simply because you have a disability. In fact, Federal agencies actively recruit individuals with disabilities for federal jobs.

What Is Considered Reasonable Accommodation?

Federal employees with disabilities have the right to reasonable accommodations to complete their job duties fully. Common reasonable accommodations granted include leave, modified schedules, modified workplace policies, and job restructuring.

To learn more about reasonable accommodations by federal employers, read our blog!

How Can The Selective Placement Program Coordinator Help Me?

The Selective Placement Program Coordinator (SPPC) is an individual hired by federal agencies to help the agency hire, accommodate, and recruit prospective employees to their federal agency. If you seek federal employment and have a disability, the SPPC can help you find available positions where your disability can be accommodated.

If you are a federal employee who has developed a new disability since your initial hiring, your agency’s SPPC can also suggest to your employer suitable accommodations for your role.

What Can I Do If I Believe I Was Denied Employment Due To My Disability?

If you believe you were denied employment because of your disability, you can file an EEO complaint with the federal agency you applied to work at, with the guidance and assistance of an experienced federal employment attorney. Discrimination is a prohibited personnel practice in federal employment, which is protected by the EEOC. You deserve to have your rights protected by a top-rated and award-winning federal EEO complaint attorney who will advocate for your legal protections.

Top-Rated, Award-Winning Federal Employment Attorneys

At John P. Mahoney, Esq., Attorneys at Law we are dedicated to protecting the rights of federal employees and those seeking federal employment. Our attorneys understand how stressful it can be to face employment rejection or disparate treatment due to a disability, and we can help you file an EEO complaint to fight for your legal rights.

Schedule a consultation with our top-rated, award-winning federal employment attorneys at John P. Mahoney, Esq., Attorneys at Law today by calling (202) 759-7780 or filling out our online contact form. We are waiting for your call.

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