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Boston Disability Discrimination Lawyers

Advocating for the Rights of Handicapped Employees in Massachusetts

At Sankey Law Offices, we assist disabled employees in seeking reasonable accommodations so that they may perform their jobs, and we represent employees who feel they have been discriminated at work due to their disability. We represent clients in claims before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and in state and federal courts in Massachusetts. We have the experience, diligence, and compassion needed to help clients succeed in complex employment discrimination disputes.

If you have concerns regarding your rights or would like to discuss your situation with a knowledgeable Boston disability discrimination attorney, contact Sankey Law Offices. We are available to meet with you at our offices in Boston, Braintree, or Mansfield, Massachusetts.

Fighting disability discrimination in the workplace

State and federal anti-discrimination laws protect disabled individuals from discrimination in the workplace. Unfortunately, despite the protections afforded by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Massachusetts Fair Employment Practices Act, and other state and federal laws, many employers still unlawfully discriminate against disabled or handicapped employees.

Our law firm founder, Jeff Sankey is an AV-Preeminent rated* attorney under Martindale-Hubbell’s peer-review rating system, and has extensive experience advocating for employee rights in Massachusetts. Our law firm works hard to help you through this difficult time, whether you have been wrongfully terminated or are seeking accommodations. Some of the disability discrimination cases we handle involve:

  • Unlawful pre-employment inquiries regarding a handicap or disability
  • Failure to promote disabled employees
  • Unfair discrepancies in compensation
  • Failure to accommodate disabled employees

Under state and federal laws, disabled employees must be capable of performing the essential functions of a job, with or without accommodations. If a reasonable accommodation is requested — such as a modified work schedule or modified workspace — the employer must make every effort to grant reasonable accommodation requests. The employer may only lawfully deny an accommodation request when it would pose undue hardship on the employer.

Our law firm carefully investigates your situation and assesses whether we believe you have a valid claim for employment discrimination. Depending on the facts of your case, we can help you hold your employer or former employer accountable for discriminatory actions, or help you obtain the reasonable accommodations you need to perform and succeed in your job. We offer the personal and attentive service you need while also providing the aggressive and effective advocacy you deserve.

Want to pursue an employee discrimination claim? Call a Braintree attorney at Sankey Law Offices.

We can answer your questions and help you protect your rights under state and federal law. Contact our Massachusetts law firm for a free consultation with an experienced and reputable employment law attorney at Sankey Law Offices. We are dedicated to serving your legal needs, now and in the future.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories — legal ability and general ethical standards.