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Disability Harassment Lawyer

What is Disability Harassment?

Disability Harassment occurs when an employee or applicant is harassed because of a physical or mental disability or is believed to have such a disability.

Common Forms of Disability Harassment

  • Offensive or derogatory remarks about an employee or applicant’s disability

Level of Conduct Necessary To Be Illegal

​​The law does not prohibit teasing, offhand comments, or isolated incidents that are not very serious.  Disability harassment is illegal when it becomes so frequent or severe that it creates a hostile work environment or when it results in an adverse employment action, such as a termination.

What Should You Do If You Have Been a Victim of Disability Harassment?

If you believe that you are a victim of disability harassment, you should reach out to an experienced disability harassment Employment Law Attorney to discuss your unique situation.  As you can tell, every situation is different and no one-sized-fit-all approach will work for every employee.