Disability Discrimination

Under state and federal law it is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against an employee or applicant for employment who suffers from a qualifying mental or physical disability. An employer discriminates against an employee who suffers from a qualifying disability by refusing to hire or terminating the employee because of their disability. An employer also discriminates against an employee with a qualifying disability by failing to reasonably accommodate the employee’s disability, or by treating the employee less favorably than other employees with regard to pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment.

As Congress acknowledged in enacting the Americans with Disabilities Act, people with disabilities face discrimination on a daily basis and have historically been isolated from full participation in society due to discriminatory treatment. State and federal laws thus operate to assist in eliminating discrimination against employees with the disabilities and the barriers that limit their access to equal employment opportunities.

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Individuals with disabilities may lack access to activities that many people take for granted. At Correia & Puth, PLLC we understand these challenges and vigorously advocate to ensure that individuals with disabilities have equal access to employment opportunities and are not further limited by conditions that are out of their control.

Disability Discrimination Lawyers Serving the Washington D.C. Area

If you have a disability and your employer has discriminated against you, retaliated against you, or failed to provide a reasonable accommodation, please contact Correia & Puth, PLLC. The lawyers at Correia & Puth are dedicated to safeguarding the rights of individuals with disabilities. Our lawyers have assisted employees with disabilities to file complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Federal Government Agencies, and local Administrative bodies such as the Maryland Commission on Human Rights and the D.C. Office of Human Rights. We have also filed complaints in court on behalf of employees who were retaliated against because they requested accommodation, unfairly denied accommodation, and were terminated because of their disability.

Discrimination against disabled employees is prohibited under federal law through the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, and the Rehabilitation Act, as amended. Discrimination against disabled employees is also prohibited by state laws like the District of Columbia Human Rights Act and Maryland Human Rights Act, as well as by local ordinances such as the Human Relations Acts of Howard County, Montgomery County, and Prince Georges County.

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Whether an individual has a qualifying disability under the law is sometimes subject to dispute. The laws protect individuals who have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity, individuals who are regarded as having such a disability, and individuals who have a history of such a disability. The laws also may protect individuals from discrimination who are associated with a person with a disability.

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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