Trusted Disability Workplace Accommodation Lawyer in Rochester, NY

As an experienced employment lawyer, I am committed to advocating for individuals with disabilities and ensuring that they receive proper accommodations in the workplace. If you have a disability and need reasonable accommodations, I am here to help. Together, we will work to ensure that your employer fulfills their legal obligations and provides you with a supportive and inclusive work environment.

Disability Workplace Accommodation Legal Services Offered at Cordello Law

With a keen focus on disability accommodation legal requirements, I am driven to promote inclusivity and equal treatment for individuals with disabilities in the workplace. Leveraging my specialized expertise and extensive experience, I have effectively handled numerous cases involving disability discrimination, failure to accommodate, and related issues. My unwavering commitment is to advocate for your rights and work towards securing the reasonable accommodations you require to thrive professionally.

My services include:

  • In analyzing your case, I will personally evaluate the circumstances surrounding your request for workplace accommodations, as well as any subsequent actions taken by your employer. I will assist you in understanding the validity of your claim, the legal protections you’re entitled to, and the interactive dialogues that can be utilized. These rights and procedures fall under laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

  • Defending your rights: I will tirelessly work to uphold your rights as an employee, seeking the most favorable outcome in your case while combating disability discrimination and advocating for appropriate accommodations.

  • Seeking remedies: I will strive to secure remedies on your behalf, which may include job reinstatement, modifications to your job duties or work environment, or damages for lost wages, emotional distress, and other repercussions resulting from a failure to accommodate your disability.

  • Providing guidance and support: I understand that navigating workplace accommodations can be a complex and stressful process, and I am committed to providing compassionate support and guidance throughout the legal journey.

If you have encountered difficulties in securing reasonable accommodations for your disability in the workplace, don’t hesitate to contact me today to schedule a consultation. I’m here to help you understand your legal options and advocate for your rights as an employee in Rochester, NY.

Important Things You Should Know regarding Disability Workplace Accommodations

Disability Workplace Accommodations Questions & Answers

Reasonable accommodations are modifications or adjustments to the work environment, or to the manner or circumstances under which the position held or desired is customarily performed, that enable a qualified individual with a disability to perform the essential functions of that position. In the context of the workplace, reasonable accommodations might include adjustments such as installing a ramp or modifying a workspace for wheelchair accessibility, providing a screen-reading software for a visually impaired employee, modifying work schedules, restructuring a job, providing assistive technology, or offering remote work options, among others.

As an employee with a disability in New York, you have the right to be free from discrimination in the workplace, and you have the right to reasonable accommodations that can help you perform the essential functions of your job. This is provided you can perform the job and the accommodation does not cause an undue hardship for the employer. You also have the right to privacy concerning your disability and related medical information, except in limited circumstances.


To request a disability accommodation, you should let your employer know that you need an adjustment or change at work due to a medical condition. This request can be in writing or spoken. While you don’t need to use the term “reasonable accommodation” specifically, it’s best to be clear that you’re requesting changes because of a disability. It’s also beneficial to provide information about your disability and how it affects your ability to perform your job duties.


If your employer denies your request for accommodation, you can file a complaint with the New York State Division of Human Rights or the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). If these avenues do not resolve the issue, you may wish to consult with an attorney about the possibility of filing a lawsuit.


Legal remedies for disability discrimination in the workplace might include reinstatement to your job, changes to the discriminatory practices, back pay, compensation for emotional distress, and potentially punitive damages. To seek these remedies, you generally need to file a complaint with a relevant state or federal agency or file a lawsuit. It is advisable to consult with an attorney to understand your options and the best course of action.


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