How do I know if my disability qualifies for ADA protection?
An individual is considered to have a “disability” if s/he has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, has a record of such an impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment. Short-term conditions like sprains, minor breaks, the flu or other infections typically do not qualify for protection, but you should consult an Atlanta ADA lawyer about your specific condition and circumstances before shirking off a potential claim. Disabilities like paralysis, chronic diseases including cancer and HIV/AIDS, a substantial hearing or visual impairment, mental retardation, or learning disability generally do qualify for protection. Atlanta disability discrimination lawyer Brandon Hornsby is also adept at handling claims for individuals who have an impairment which might not be interfere with the work environment, but still allow the individual to have a normal everyday life, like a severe facial disfigurement or deformity.

I have a disability which is interfering in with my ability to do my job and my employer does not seem interested in helping me work; what should I do?
Atlanta ADA lawyer Brandon Hornsby advises you not be discouraged and not quit simply because of your disability. It is an employer’s duty to reasonably accommodate you in your position and figure out a way for you to work around your disability. Remember that some of the our nation’s leading role models have had disabilities: Franklin Roosevelt, Ray Charles, Helen Keller, and Cole Porter. Where there is a will to continue working with your disability or be compensated if you were terminated for it, Atlanta ADA lawyer Brandon Hornsby will help you find your way. Contact an experienced Atlanta disability discrimination attorney at Brandon Hornsby, P.C. today.