Accommodations for Disabilities

Federal and state laws require employers to reasonably accommodate employees or applicants for employment who are disabled under the law. These anti-discrimination laws were enacted to ensure that employees with disabilities are granted full access to employment opportunities and are granted necessary accommodations, and that disabled individuals enjoy the same benefits and privileges of employment that are afforded to non-disabled employees. For example, the law may require that an employer allow a flexible work schedule, telework, install a ramp for an employee who is restricted to a wheel chair, provide equipment or interpretation for an employee who cannot hear, install computer software for an employee who is visually impaired, or modify a work schedule so an employee can visit her doctor. By requiring employers to provide accommodation, our laws enable persons with disabilities to have equal access to the workplace.

An employer who fails to provide a reasonable accommodation to such an employee violates the law, unless providing accommodation would be extremely costly or unduly burdensome to the employer.

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The lawyers of Correia & Puth, PLLC are committed to fighting employers that shortchange our clients and their families. We are staunch advocates against pay discrimination and retaliation in the workplace, and believe all employees should be given fair wages for the work they complete, regardless of gender and other protected characteristics.

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The lawyers at Correia & Puth, PLLC are committed to ensuring that all employees with disabilities have equal access to the workplace and will zealously advocate on behalf of employees who are denied the rights they are due under the law. Our attorneys have worked closely with employee who are confronting difficulties obtaining accommodations for their disabilities. We have helped employees to negotiate with employers to obtain the appropriate accommodations. We have also filed complaints in court, and with the appropriate administrative bodies, when an employer unlawfully refuses to make reasonable accommodation for a disabled employee. We also represent employees who have been terminated or otherwise retaliated against because they sought reasonable accommodations for their disabilities.

Federal, state, and some local laws impose a duty on employers to reasonably accommodate workers. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and you have been denied a reasonable accommodation, your employer may be in violation of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act or the Rehabilitation Act, or state laws such as the D.C. Human Rights Act, the Maryland Human Rights Act, and the Human Rights Acts of several metro area counties. Additionally, under Maryland state law, if you are a pregnant worker who suffers from a temporary disability that is caused or contributed to by your pregnancy, and you are denied a reasonable accommodation, your employer may be in violation of Maryland State Government Article §20-609(d).

Contact Correia & Puth Legal Experts—Accommodations for Disabilities

Employers who violate these statutes are required to compensate employees for lost wages and other damages that result from the denial of accommodation. If you believe your employer has failed to accommodate your disability or retaliated against you because of your requests, please contact us today.

Practice Areas

Accommodations for Disabilities

We are committed to ensuring that all employees with disabilities have equal access to the workplace.


Age Discrimination

We fight employers who use age bias to discourage older workers from staying on the job or keep them from advancement.


Corporate Accountability

Corporations must be held accountable for wrongdoing, and whistleblowers often keep employers honest.


COVID-19 Protections for Health Workers

If you are a health care worker facing retaliation because you raised concerns, there are laws in place to protect you.


Disability Discrimination

We are dedicated to safeguarding the rights of individuals with disabilities and vigorously advocate for equal access.


Equal Pay Rights

Motivated by our commitment to workplace fairness, we fight employers who have shortchanged an employee because of bias.


Family & Medical Leave Discrimination

The FMLA provides job protected leave so that employees are not forced to choose between their job and caring for loved ones.


Family Responsibilities Discrimination

Employees should not be penalized for taking care of their loved ones, and we are committed to fighting for your rights.


Federal Employees

We help federal sector employees understand workplace rights and navigate the unique federal agency employment context.


Federal Employee Whistleblower Protections

Employees and contractors of the federal government have strong protections from retaliation for speaking out.


Gender Identity Discrimination

We believe no employee should face harassment, discrimination, or retaliation because of who they are or how they identify.


National Origin Discrimination

We believe all employees should be given a fair chance to succeed regardless of their culture and background.


Pregnancy Discrimination

Pregnancy and motherhood are not incompatible with work. Our firm fights for expecting mothers and mothers with newborns.


Race Discrimination

Employers are forbidden from making decisions to hire, fire, promote, or to provide training or other benefits because of a person’s race.


Religious Discrimination

We value individuals' religious beliefs and personal choices and are committed to ensuring the ability to practice without fear.



We believe that employees should be able to assert their legal rights without risking their livelihoods.


Severance Agreements

Our practice of negotiating severance agreements is built upon years of experience working on behalf of employees at all levels.


Sex Discrimination

We work to eliminate gender discrimination, unfair pay, sexual harassment, and unlawful glass ceilings.


Sexual Harassment

We are dedicated advocates for the right to a workplace free from a sexually hostile work environment.


Sexual Orientation Discrimination

We believe that no employee should be fired, shortchanged, or treated differently because of who they are and whom they love.


Title IX Claims

We are a national leader on use of Title IX as an effective tool for an educational environment free from discrimination and retaliation.


Veterans (USERRA)

USERRA provides job protections to employees who temporarily leave private employment for military service.


Wage & Commission Claims

We fight employers who have wrongfully withheld salaries, commissions, and wages, and hold them accountable for what's unpaid.


Whistleblower Retaliation

Employees should be free from intimidation, harassment, or threats when taking a stand against wrong or unsafe workplaces.

It takes courage to fight back against those who discriminate.
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