Minnesota Disability Discrimination Lawyers

Minnesota Disability Discrimination Lawyers

Has your employer fired you because of your disability even though nothing prevents you from doing your job?

Could you perform your job with your disability if your employer offered you a reasonable accommodation?

Have your co-workers, supervisors, or others at work belittled your disability, made fun of your disability, discriminated against you because of your disability or created a hostile work environment because of your disability?

If so, contact Minnesota Employment Law Firm Kuhlman Law, PLLC today for a free consultation and to discuss the facts of your case.

Disability Discrimination in the Workplace is Illegal in Minnesota

Disability discrimination in the workplace is illegal under both Minnesota Law and United States law. The Minnesota Human Rights Act (MHRA) is the state law which prohibits disability discrimination. Similarly, the Americans with Disabilities Act(Americans with Disabilities Act) is the federal law which prohibits disability discrimination in the workplace. Under many circumstances, both Minnesota and federal law require employers to provide disabled employees and job applicants with a reasonable accommodation that will allow the employee to perform the job with their disability.

What is a “Disability” under Minnesota Law

The Americans with Disability Act (ADA) was initially enacted in 1990 and has been amended several times to clarify what constitutes a “disability” under the law and how the courts should handle employment disability claims. Currently, the ADA defines a disability as any individual who has:

  • A physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities;
  • a record of such an impairment; or
  • is regarded as having such an impairment.

The ADA was recently amended to clarify that “major life activities” now includes caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating an working.

There has been much litigation over the last decade regarding what constitutes a disability and Minnesota and Federal courts have expanded the types of disabilities or perceived disabilities which are covered under ADA and the MHRA.

Kuhlman Law fights for victims of disability discrimination in the workplace.

If you, or a loved one, have been the victim of disability discrimination in the workplace, contact Kuhlman Law, PLLC immediately. There are statutes of limitations which apply to disability discrimination claims. There is no charge for an initial consultation and if we pursue a lawsuit or claim upon your behalf, you may be entitled to back pay, front pay, punitive damages, and emotional harm damages.

For more information and to schedule a free consultation with Employee Rights Lawyer Christopher Kuhlman, call (612) 349-2747.