Dallas Disability Discrimination Attorneys

Serving Clients Throughout The Dallas-Fort Worth Area And North Texas

Federal law prohibits employers from discriminating against a worker because of a disability covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It is also illegal to deny an employee access to rights under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

If you work for an employer in North Texas and feel your ADA or FMLA rights have been violated, or you are suffering harassment or discrimination because of pursuing your rights under the law, talk to an attorney at The Law Office of John E. Wall, Jr.

From offices in Dallas, our lawyers advise and represent workers in ADA and FMLA disputes and litigation matters throughout North Texas. We also handle employment litigation cases in El Paso. Call us at 214-865-7544 or contact our offices by email or fax to arrange a no-cost consultation with one of our experienced Dallas disability discrimination lawyers today.

Do You Qualify For Legal Protections Under FMLA Or The ADA?

Not every employer in Texas is required to abide by the federal FMLA or ADA laws.

The law stipulates that you are under the protection of the Family and Medical Leave Act* if:

  • Your covered employer employs at least 50 employees
  • You have been a full-time employee for a minimum of 12 total months (not necessarily consecutive)
  • you have worked a minimum of 1,250 hours or roughly 160 days during the 12 months immediately preceding the start of your family medical leave

Contrary to some misinformation, employers are not required to hire someone with a disability. Even if the applicant with a disability has job abilities equal to other applicants. Employers are always free to hire the applicant of their choosing. However, it is against ADA laws to reject a qualified applicant solely on the basis of the disability or the cost of making reasonable accommodations in the workplace.

Generally, you will be receiving ADA employment protections if:

  • You can prove you were not hired or promoted because of your disability
  • You were terminated directly as a result of reporting your disability
  • Your employer refuses to make reasonable accommodation for your disability

Employers may fire a worker with a disability under three general conditions:

  • The termination is unrelated to the disability
  • The employee does not meet legitimate requirements for the job with or without reasonable accommodation
  • The worker's disability poses a direct threat to health or safety in the workplace

ADA And FMLA Violations Related To Age Discrimination

Being diagnosed with a disability directly related to your aging body does not necessarily place you under the protection of the Americans with Disabilities Act or the Family and Medical Leave Act. However, if you are suffering harassment or discrimination related to your age, you may have a legitimate claim for compensation or remedies through a lawsuit.

Unsure Whether Your Case Is FMLA Discrimination Or An ADA Violation? Call Us.

Our office hours in Dallas are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Evening and weekend appointments may be available by special arrangement. Call us at 214-865-7544 or use our convenient email contact form to arrange a free case evaluation.

*United States Department of Labor Employment Law Guide

**United States Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy