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Disability Discrimination

Tyler Disability Discrimination Attorney

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According to the Texas Labor Code Chapter 21 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), employers are prohibited from discriminating against applicants or employees with disabilities.

This law applies to individuals who meet one or more of the following requirements:

  • You have a physical or mental disability that significantly diminishes one’s ability to participate in one or more major life activities
  • You have a history of having a disability
  • You are regarded as being an individual that has a disability

If you meet any of the above stipulations and believe you have been discriminated against by an employer due to a disability, you can file a complaint against them. The Hommel Law Firm is here to guide you through the process of putting an end to employer discrimination and can help you pursue compensation for the damages you have suffered.


Contact a Tyler disability discrimination lawyer at (903) 412-3788 or contact the firm online to schedule a case evaluation.

Laws Against Disability Discrimination in Texas

Employers in Texas are subject to several state and federal anti-discrimination laws relating to disabilities. These laws are designed to protect workers who have disabilities from receiving unfair treatment from employers because of their disabilities.

Employers that have at least 15 employees must not discriminate based on disability in matters related to:

  • Hiring
  • Training
  • Firing
  • Compensation
  • Terms
  • Conditions
  • Privileges

There are several additional provisions pertaining to disability discrimination in the Texas Labor Code, including:

  • Employers must not engage in discriminatory advertising of jobs
  • Employers may not ask an applicant if they have a disability; they may only ask about one’s ability to perform particular job functions
  • Employers must not offer a job based on the results of a medical exam, unless the exam is required for all new hires who perform similar jobs
  • Employment agencies cannot discriminate in employee referrals based on disability
  • Labor unions are not permitted to expel, exclude, or otherwise discriminate based on an individual’s disability
  • Employers, employment agencies, and labor unions are forbidden from retaliating against individuals for opposing discriminatory practices or filing a disability discrimination complaint
  • State agencies and State elected officials are required to adhere to non-discrimination laws even if they have less than 15 employees

What to Do if You Have Experienced Disability Discrimination

Unfair treatment by an employer because of a disability can have a tremendous impact on victims. Fortunately, current and former employees, as well as individuals who applied for employment, have the opportunity to submit a complaint if they believe they have been discriminated against for a disability. You are also entitled to file a complaint if you have experienced retaliation for opposing such discriminatory activity.

To file a complaint with the Texas Workforce Commission’s Civil Right Division, you must meet a number of requirements, including:

  • The location of your place of work must be located within the state of Texas
  • Your place of employment must have a minimum of 15 employees
  • The date of the discrimination based on disability took place within 180 days of filing the complaint
  • You must be able to identify a specific type of employment harm such as refusal to hire, denial of promotion, demotion, or termination

As an alternative to filing a complaint with the TWC-CRV, you may choose to submit a disability discrimination complaint with the federal administrative agency, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The filing deadline for this agency is 300 days within the date of discrimination. You must only file to one agency.

Understanding Your Rights in Disability Discrimination Cases

It's important to know that individuals with disabilities are protected from discrimination in the workplace under both federal and state laws. If you believe you have experienced disability discrimination, it's crucial to understand your rights and take action to protect yourself.

Our Tyler disability discrimination lawyer at Hommel Law Firm is well-versed in the laws against disability discrimination in Texas and can provide you with the guidance and support you need to seek justice. We can help you navigate the legal process and ensure that your rights are upheld.

Some key points to consider in disability discrimination cases include:

  • Reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities
  • Protections against retaliation for asserting your rights
  • Filing a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  • Potential remedies available for victims of disability discrimination

If you have experienced disability discrimination in the workplace, don't hesitate to contact our firm today for a consultation. We are dedicated to fighting for the rights of individuals with disabilities and providing the legal representation you deserve.

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