Individuals with actual or perceived disabilities are particularly vulnerable to discrimination in employment. The law protects many people with disabilities, including people with mental health or other “hidden” disabilities, from employment-related discrimination. In addition, the law may require that an employer eliminate barriers for workers with disabilities and provide other reasonable accommodations that allow these workers to perform their jobs.
Find out what rights protect people with disabilities and what rights you have if you have become temporarily disabled because of a work-related injury or illness. If you need further information or assistance, contact the Workers’ Rights Clinic.