Diligent Disability Discrimination Attorney in Houston Makes a Case for You

Approachable Houston disability discrimination lawyer serving the Sun Belt for more than 28 years

If you suffer with a particular disability and believe that your employer (or coworkers) may be prejudiced against you because of it, then it might be time to call a labor lawyer.

At the Law Offices of David C. Holmes, we take the problem of disability discrimination very seriously. Houston employment lawyer David C. Holmes has been assisting people with disabilities in getting the help and services they need on the job for almost 30 years.

What is disabilities discrimination?

People with disabilities are protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act, a federal law that ensures an employer cannot treat you unfairly because you have a disability. An employer is required to provide you with reasonable accommodations for your disability. Furthermore, an employer cannot discriminate against you because you have a record of disability or because the employer regards you as disabled. In addition to the ADA, these protections are now separately available under Texas law. These law is applied to multiple areas of employment, including:

  • Hiring decisions
  • Promotions
  • Benefits
  • Recruitment
  • Layoffs
  • Training

At one time, the courts had greatly limited the scope of the disabilities laws by restricting the definition of a "disability" to only the most serious conditions. In 2008, Congress reversed those court rulings by passing the ADA Amendments Act. Now, a large number of health conditions can qualify as a disability. This includes visual impairments, hearing impairments, back and joint problems, chronic pain and discomfort, intermittent conditions, and many other types of health conditions.

If you are disabled, your employer is required to engage in an "interactive process" with you to determine a reasonable accommodation that will allow you to work. The door to the workplace is no longer closed just because you are disabled.

The role of the Law Offices of David C. Holmes

For more than 28 years, employment lawyer David C. Holmes has been helping people navigate the waters of disability discrimination. If you’re a victim of discrimination, our firm supplies the following services:

  • Filing EEOC complaints. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) allows you 180 days to file a complaint. We file the complaint for you to help expedite the process.
  • Working with caseworkers. Once your complaint is filed, you’ll be assigned a caseworker. We work closely with your caseworker to ensure that your case is progressing as quickly as possible.
  • Negotiating with employers. Most employers wish to avoid going to trial, which can be expensive and time-consuming. We negotiate with your employer to see what accommodations can be reasonably made. More than anything else, we want our clients to be treated with respect and dignity. It’s important to our lead disability discrimination lawyer in Houston, Mr. Holmes, that you know your options up front.

Work with an employment lawyer who understands the law

At the Law Offices of David C. Holmes, our attorneys work with you and your employers to secure the best outcome for everyone involved. If you think you may be a victim of disability discrimination, contact our firm at 713.586.8862 or online to speak with a disability discrimination attorney in Houston. The initial consultation is free.