Livingston, New Jersey
In both New York and New Jersey, disability discrimination violates the law. In other words, it is illegal for your employer to discriminate against you based on the fact that you actually have physical or mental disability, the company believes you have one, or you have a record of having one in the past. Both states define the term “disability” very broadly to include not only conditions that cause severe limitations, but also ones that cause relatively minor impairments.
It is disability discrimination in violation of your employment law rights if your company fires you, demotes you, fails to promote you or otherwise discriminates against you because you have a disability (or, to use the outdated term, "handicap") as long as you are able to perform the essential functions of your job. Likewise, it is illegal for your employer to harass you because you are disabled.Working to Prevent Disability Discrimination
In addition to prohibiting discrimination, New York and New Jersey law require companies to provide reasonable accommodations to their employees who are disabled. Depending on the circumstances that could mean your employer would have to modify the way you perform your job, provide you with assistance to allow you to perform your job or even offer you time off from work until you are able to get your work done. However, your company does not have to provide an accommodation that creates an undue hardship on its business (although that might not be true in New York City). Similarly, when providing an accommodation your company does not have to modify or eliminate any of the essential functions of your job.Hire an Experienced Employment Law Attorney
If you have experienced discrimination at work because you have a physical or mental impairment, Rabner Baumgart Ben-Asher & Nirenberg, P.C. can help. Please contact one of our New York and New Jersey disability discrimination lawyers online, or call us at (973) 744-4000 for more information.Livingston Facts
The Township of Livingston has nearly 30,000 residents. Several large companies have their headquarters or large offices in Livingston, including Verizon, CIT Group, The Briad Group and Inteplast Group. Livingston also is home to the Livingston Mall, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, The Westminster Hotel and numerous stores and restaurants. The Township was named for New Jersey’s first governor, William Livingston, who held that office from 1776 to 1790. Located in Essex County, Livingston borders Florham Park, Roseland, East Hanover, West Orange and Millburn.Directions to Our Office
Our office is easy to reach from Livingston. Take West Mt. Pleasant Avenue to Prospect Avenue and turn left. Continue for approximately 3 miles and then make a right onto Bloomfield Avenue. After another .4 miles, make a left onto Upper Mountain Avenue. Continue for 1.6 miles and turn right onto Bellevue Avenue. In less than a quarter mile you will turn right onto Upper Montclair Plaza. We are located at 52 Upper Montclair Plaza in Upper Montclair, New Jersey.
Please call our office at (973) 744-4000 to schedule a consultation with one of our employment lawyers.