Under Title I of the ADA, employers are required to provide qualified individuals with disabilities an equal opportunity to benefit from the full range of employment-related opportunities available if they have 15 or more employees. Religious entities that have 15 or more employees are also covered under Title I. Employers are not allowed to ask certain questions about the applicant’s disability before a job offer is made, and employers must make reasonable accommodations to employees with known physical or mental limitations unless it results in undue hardship.
If you are considering filing a Title I complaint, you must keep in mind the strict time restrictions that apply. In Louisiana Title I complaints that are filed with the EEOC must be filed within 300 days of the date when the discrimination occurred, and complaints that are filed with State agencies must also be filed within 300 days.
We strive to settle issues prior to litigation and are often successful in protecting our clients’ rights without such strong measures. In the event that such action becomes necessary, we will aggressively pursue your rights. We represent individuals and groups of employees a and we are particularly proud of our class action and collection action practices on behalf of workers. If you are in need of an assertive and effective legal team, get in touch with the experienced employment law Attorneys at Miller, Hampton & Hilgendorf and let us help you with your discrimination case.