The Law Offices of Kesluk, Silverstein & Jacob have secured a $187,000 settlement for a client who was the victim of wrongful termination and disability discrimination, a form of employment discrimination prohibited by federal law. Our client had worked for the defendant for more than 15 years. The plaintiff was the victim of a hate crime while at work, resulting in the plaintiff having to wear a leg brace. Instead of providing reasonable accommodation for our client who was otherwise cleared to work, the defendant fired the plaintiff.
The defendant tried to argue that the position required very heavy lifting when in fact lifting was a highly infrequent activity associated with the job. The law requires an employer to provide reasonable accommodation to an employee with a disability, unless doing so would cause significant difficulty or expense, or “undue hardship,” for the employer.
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