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Are you a federal employee living with a disability? You have a right to reasonable accommodation or reassignment to duties that can be performed in your condition as well as fair disability benefits.
At Pines Federal , our Houston federal employee disability lawyers are passionate about protecting the rights of federal employees in disability claims. Each case is unique, and our extensive knowledge of federal employee rights in disability cases has benefited hundreds of federal employees.
If you are limited at work by an injury or illness, you likely feel intimidated maneuvering through the maze of federal employment disability rules and regulations. Even the seemingly simple step of determining whether you are, in fact, disabled is often a complicated legal determination. The good news is that the federal laws that govern this area are actually on your side and we can help protect your rights.
At Pines Federal, our Houston federal employment lawyers are passionate about protecting the rights of federal employees in disability claims. Each case is unique, and our extensive knowledge of federal employee rights in disability cases has benefited hundreds of federal employees.
We Handle All Aspects of Federal Disability Representation
Representing individuals with disabilities in the federal government is our specialty and passion! Our federal disability lawyers understand the intricacies of federal rules and regulations. We can help you with your EEO office and labor relations specialists.
There are few firms that specialize in the nuances of all these areas. At our firm, our federal employee disability attorneys pride ourselves on understanding all of these areas. We regularly help employees determine the best route to pursue.
We can help you with federal employment matters related to:
- Disability Discrimination
- Social Security Disability
- Federal Workers Compensation
- Federal Disability Retirement Benefits
At Pines Federal, we recommend a flat fee case review to our clients to help them determine the best path forward. After a case review, a client can decide if they would like to retain our firm to represent them.
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 applied the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to federal employees.
While it does not specifically list conditions that qualify as a disability, it does categorize them into the following:
- Physiological disorders
- Neurological disorders
- Psychological disorders
Having cancer, epilepsy or intellectual disability can qualify as an impairment that limits a major life activity as well.
The standard for determining whether you have a disability is whether your condition limits your ability to perform major life activities. Major life activities include walking, speaking, learning, eating, hearing, and seeing.
What Is Disability Discrimination?
You are the victim of disability discrimination when your employer uses your impairment to treat you in an adverse manner. Additionally, this adverse manner is different from the treatment accorded to other similarly situated employees without the impairment or disability. Having an impairment should not be an excuse to refuse to hire or promote you, pay you less money, or deny you benefits offered to other non-impaired workers.
It is also discrimination to be harassed based on your disability, whether the behavior comes from a co-worker, supervisor, a non-employee or a customer. Note that you might not have a viable complaint based only on a few incidents or casual comments. The harassing conduct must have created an offensive or hostile working environment. If you report the harassment and face an adverse employment decision due to your reporting, it also may constitute an act of disability discrimination.
Litigation, Mediation & Consulting
Our firm is well versed in this area, Mr. Pines has provided numerous federal training seminars in EEO and Reasonable Accommodation to the Veterans Administration, the Army, the Library of Congress and other federal agencies. We can help you in assisting with informal and formal complaints and all aspects of litigation of EEO claims in federal administrative courts.
Contact Pines Federal for Federal Employment Disability Assistance Today!
At Pines Federal, our federal disability attorneys focus exclusively on the rights of federal employees, labor unions, and agencies. We have over 60 years of collective experience in advising and pursuing disability discrimination claims for federal employees.
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Committed to Our Clients
Our attorneys bring unmatched experience, dedication, tenacity, sensitivity, and personal commitment to the table for every individual we represent.
Our firm has garnered a reputation as committed advocates for representing employees of any federal agency with an emphasis on helping disability and veterans administration employees.
Proven Record of Success
Our attorneys have been fiercely protecting the rights of employees for decades and have a stunning track record and a proven success rate.
Tailored Approach to Your CaseOur attorneys will listen to your case, provide an honest assessment, answer all your questions and concerns, and create a custom strategy to provide the best possible outcome.
Over 50 Years of Combined ExperienceOur seasoned litigation lawyers have decades of experience and are ready to fight on your behalf in court should the need arise.