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West Virginia Attorneys Fighting Against Workplace Disability Discrimination

Last updated on July 9, 2024

Asking for disability accommodations is not asking for special privileges or treatment – and your employer has no reason to behave like it is. Unfortunately, failures to accommodate and disability discrimination continue to be barriers for hardworking men and women in many workplaces throughout West Virginia.

At Bouchillon Crossan & Colburn, L.C., our West Virginia discrimination attorneys have extensive experience fighting disability discrimination in the workplace – whether your employer is large or small. When you are simply asking for the playing field to be leveled, we fight for your rights at both the state and federal levels.

What Does Disability Discrimination In The Workplace Look Like?

Disability discrimination often begins shortly after an employee develops a serious medical issue, has an injury that requires them to move to light-duty work or tells their employer about an “invisible” disability.

Disability discrimination can manifest as:

  • Denied promotions, training or career advancement opportunities
  • Failure to provide reasonable accommodations or even engage in good faith efforts
  • Indirect discrimination that adversely affects only disabled employees
  • Retaliating against an employee for asking for accommodation by firing them
  • Jokes and harassment that relate to someone’s medical condition or disabilities
  • Refusal to provide an employee with accessible training materials as required
  • Punishing an employee with disabilities for infractions that are ignored when committed by nondisabled employees

In some cases, well-qualified, capable employees who reveal a disability shortly after they are hired, like autism, ADHD or anxiety, are suddenly told they are “not a good fit” for the company after all.

Sometimes, long-standing employees who develop medical conditions are forced into retirement or told that they are “lacking dedication” to their careers because they need accommodations. Others are subjected to derision by their co-workers – which management either condones or ignores – for asking for “special treatment.”

None of this is acceptable.

When You Face Disability Discrimination In West Virginia, We Can Help

From our Huntington office, the lawyers at Bouchillon Crossan & Colburn advocate for clients throughout West Virginia. Do not let disability discrimination and failures to accommodate derail your future.

Contact us online today or call 304-521-4636 to schedule your free consultation.