Connecticut American with Disabilities Act Attorney

Federal law prohibits discrimination against a person with a disability. All Connecticut employers, schools, business owners and landlords must comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits discriminating against a person with a disability. If you or a loved one has been the victim of discrimination based on a disability, contact the experienced attorneys at Moore Kuehn for a free case consultation.

Why Choose Us?

  • Our attorneys have over 20 years of legal experience in complex cases with high stakes.
  • Our experienced Connecticut attorneys have worked on cases on both sides of the docket and have unique insight into the common defense strategies.
  • Moore Kuehn is client-centered. We always put your needs first, including tailoring our legal strategies for your circumstances and particular needs.
  • We won’t charge you any fees unless we win your case.

Why You Need an Attorney

If you have experienced discrimination based on a disability, you probably felt demoralized, embarrassed, shocked and upset. You may have also lost the opportunity of lucrative employment. Our experienced Connecticut lawyer can help you to prove that there was discrimination from the responsible party, and how those illegal actions were damaging to you economically and personally.

What is the Americans with Disabilities Act?

The federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law in 1990. This comprehensive piece of legislation prohibits discrimination and ensures that people with disabilities have access to the same opportunities as others, including employment opportunities, purchasing goods and services, and participating in governmental programs and services.

Anyone with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities is protected from discrimination under the ADA. People that have a known history of, or whom others perceive as having such impairment, are also protected under the ADA.

The ADA is an equal opportunity law, much like the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

Common Types of Protected Disabilities

  • Mobility disabilities, including those requiring a wheelchair or crutches
  • Medical disabilities, including conditions that cause impairments on either a chronic or episodic basis
  • Visual impairments, including partial or total blindness
  • Deaf and hard of hearing
  • Mental disabilities
  • Learning disabilities

Examples of Disability Discrimination

  • Refusing to hire or firing someone with a disability even though the person was able to perform the functions of the job
  • Failing to provide reasonable accommodation for the disabled person, such as allowing a worker to sit down or provide a ramp to access a building
  • Harassing, bullying, threatening or belittling a person with a disability
  • Disapproving a rental application based on the disability
  • Seating a disabled person at a restaurant in a section that is not visible to other diners
  • Refusing service at a store or other business establishment

Your Right to Reasonable Accommodation

Anyone protected under the ADA is entitled to reasonable accommodation, which is an adjustment or modification to a job, school setting or teaching methods, property access and facilities, to name a few. Disabled individuals are entitled to reasonable accommodations to ensure they have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else.

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If you have been wronged by disability discrimination, contact us at Moore Kuehn to fight for your rights to fair and equal opportunities and to get you the compensation you deserve.

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