Employment Disability Discrimination
Employment disability discrimination is prohibited under Massachusetts and federal laws. An employer cannot discriminate against a qualified individual with a disability on the basis of that disability. To be a qualified individual with a disability, you should be able to safely perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. “Reasonable accommodations” might include altering the floor plan or workstations, modifying equipment, adding ramps, or other accommodations that would enhance your performance or allow you to do the job more easily.
Generally, an employer must provide reasonable accommodation to a disabled employee unless doing so would cause undue economic hardship on the employer.
A disabled person is generally described as a person who has a physical or mental impairment or condition that substantially limits one or more of his or her life activities. The definition may include people who have a record of the impairment or who are regarded to have the impairment.