Americans With Disabilities Act
The The United States Congress passed the ADA in order to protect employees from being discriminated against because of a disability. It not only prohibits disability discrimination, but also requires employers to make reasonable accommodations to permit disabled employees to perform a job's essential functions. The ADA was enacted primarily to 1) provide a clear and comprehensive national mandate to eliminate discrimination against individuals with disabilities; 2) to provide consistent, strong, clear and enforceable standards that address discrimination against individuals with disabilities; and 3) to ensure that the federal government plays a primary role in enforcing standards set forth under the Act.
Employers Covered by ADA
The ADA covers persons or entities engaged in an industry affecting commerce with 15 or more employees on each working day in each of 20 or more calendar weeks in the current or preceding calendar year.
Years of Experience
Mr. McKinney has been has been practicing employment law since 1996, is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and represents employees who have been the victims of disability discrimination. If you believe you have been terminated or otherwise discriminated against for exercising your legal rights under the ADA, please contact us to make an appointment to speak with us about your case.