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Washington State ADA Lawyers

Emery | Reddy PLLC’s dedicated advocacy on behalf of workers has directly changed Washington state law to clarify employers’ duty to accommodate their workers. Through the trial work of our Washington State ADA Lawyers, when an employee requests an accommodation due to a disability in order to continue working, the employer must engage in an interactive process with the worker to identify a reasonable accommodation. This means that if you request a reasonable accommodation, your employer must work with you to come up with a solution that allows you to continue working. However, few employers know the law, and many simply refuse to follow it.

Our ADA Lawyers regularly take cases for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), such as failure to hire, firing, or disparate treatment of those with disabilities. If your accommodation request has been denied or your employer took adverse action against you following that request, call Emery | Reddy today to speak to an experienced Intake Specialist and to learn more about how we may be able to help you with your claim.

The Ten Most Common Disabilities

  • Psychiatric/mental impairments: ADA claims in this category include impairments like major depressive disorder, anxiety, psychological problems, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Neurological impairments: Epilepsy, severe migraine headaches, and nervous system disorders are examples of neurological impairments.
  • Heart impairments: When an individual has a heart defect, the accommodation required will likely be restrictions on lifting or strenuous activity.
  • Substance abuse: Substance abuse refers to both alcohol and drug abuse for ADA purposes.
  • Diabetes: Diabetes is an impairment specifically listed in the legislative history of the ADA as constituting a physical impairment.
  • Hearing impairments: These cases include complete deafness and significant hearing loss.
  • Vision impairments: Vision impairments include total blindness and serious vision problems; accommodations may range from providing reading assistance to purchasing certain equipment.
  • Blood disorder: ADA claims involving blood disorders often refer to Hepatitis. It is important to note that an employer may refuse to assign or continue to assign an individual to a position involving the handling of food if the individual has Hepatitis A or any other covered pathogen and if the employer cannot eliminate the risk of transmission through reasonable accommodation.

Do I Need an ADA Lawyer?

If you have tried to work things out with your employer and nothing has been done, then it’s time to consult with an experienced Seattle ADA attorney. Employment Law is complicated and can be overwhelming for anyone not familiar with it. Trying to hold a company accountable for bad business practices requires a skilled attorney to navigate the different laws and tactics an employer may use.

Emery | Reddy has decades of experience in Employment Law and an unmatched record of helping Washington state workers get the justice they deserve in labor violations. Call for a Free Case Review to speak to an experienced Intake Specialist and learn more about your rights.

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Employment Law violations are all too common and can leave you feeling ashamed, confused, angry, anxious, and afraid. Find out the answers to your Employment Law questions today.

A document review is a comprehensive consultation and analysis of your document’s legal language, context, and impact on your worker’s rights as an employee of Washington state.

Washington state law protects all people from discriminatory and unfair practices in the workplace.

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Meet the Team

The ADA Lawyers at Emery | Reddy, PLLC are passionate about helping workers with Employment Law issues and L&I claims. We Help Workers®. It’s our motto and what drives us every day.

We know how companies think, and we understand the tactics they use. Our Employment Law Attorneys use that knowledge coupled with over three decades of experience to help our clients get access to the benefits to which they are legally entitled and hold employers accountable when they break the law.

If you’re struggling with an employment issueinjury, or L&I claim, call us for a Free Case Review with an experienced Intake Specialist to learn more about how Emery | Reddy may be able help you today.

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— John B.

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