Employment Discrimination - Your Rights and Useful Information
Authored By: Disability Rights Texas
The handout at the link below gives a summary of the Federal and Texas laws against disability discrimination in the workplace. It answers the following questions and more!
Question --> Is it against the law for employers to discriminate against an employee because of a disability?
Answer: Yes. Federal and state laws both prohibit disability discrimination in employment. Although some state laws are different from federal law, Texas state law is very similar to federal law.
Question --> What Employers are covered by these laws?
Answer: The law covers private employers with 15 or more employees. The law also covers state government agencies, local government offices, employment agencies and labor unions. FINALLY, even private employers with less than 15 employees may be covered if they receive federal money.
Question -- > Who is protected from employment discrimination?
Answer : The law protects a "qualified person with a disability." A "disability" is defined in the handout at the link below. Read the handout below for more information.