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Livingston, New Jersey Disability Discrimination Law Firm

New Jersey Disability Discrimination Attorneys

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demotes you, fails to promote you or otherwise discriminates against you because you have a disability (or, to use the outdated term, "handicap") as long as you are able to perform the essential functions of your job.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.

Reasonable Accommodations for Disabilities

As part of prohibiting discrimination, New York and New Jersey law both require companies to provide reasonable accommodations to their employees who are disabled when necessary to allow them to continue to perform the essential functions of their jobs.

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 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 - see our article: NYC Human Rights Law Broader Than State and Federal Anti-Discrimination Laws). 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 New Jersey Disability Discrimination 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 you can call us at (973) 744-4000 for more information.

Livingston Facts

The Township of Livingston was named for New Jersey’s first governor, William Livingston, who held that office from 1776 to 1790. Located in Essex County, the Township borders Florham Park, Roseland, East Hanover, West Orange and Millburn.  As of the 2020 census, it had nearly 31,000 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.

Directions to Our Office

Whether you have experienced disability discrimination, been denied a reasonable accommodation, or experienced a violation of another one of your employment law rights, we can help.

Our main office is easy to reach from Livingston. Simply take I-280 East to Exit 12 for the Garden State Parkway.  You then take the Garden State Parkway to Exit 172, which is in Montvale.  At the exit, take a left turn on West Grand Avenue, and then a right turn on Chestnut Ridge Road. Continue for about one block, where you will see our building on your right at 135 Chestnut Ridge Road.

Alternatively, we can meet with you via Zoom, over the telephone, or you can schedule an appointment to meet with us at our Verona office in Essex County, which is by appointment only.

Please call our office at (973) 744-4000 to schedule a consultation with one of our New Jersey disability discrimination attorneys.

Want to Learn More?
If you would like to learn more about disability discrimination, then feel free to read one or more of the following articles from our New Jersey Employment Law Blog:

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