For many people with disabilities, finding and keeping a job is more difficult than it should be. Unfortunately, many employers are against hiring candidates with a disability, despite the fact that it is against the law.

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is defined as follows:

“The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, State and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation.”

Do you feel you have been discriminated against? It doesn’t matter if this occurs during the hiring process or once you are an employee, you have legal rights that should be protected.

Job number one is to file a complaint with the company’s human resource department (if you are a current employee). From there, collect any evidence you may have and then consult with an experienced workplace discrimination attorney. This person can help you better understand your situation, while also fighting for: back pay, future lost earnings, punitive damages, and more.

Even though all employers should be familiar with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, some continue to ignore the law. If you or a loved one is a victim of disability discrimination, don’t wait to get the help you need.