DO YOU SUFFER FROM ADHD (ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER)? ONE OF OUR EXPERIENCED EMPLOYMENT ATTORNEYS CAN MAKE SURE YOU ARE NOT BEING DISCRIMINATED AGAINST AT YOUR WORK PLACE
Attention Deficit Disorder (also known as Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD) is a common mental disorder that affects 4% to 6% of the US population. ADHD could be affecting how you work, but you are protected by law. Did you know that the law requires that your employer provide you with reasonable accommodations to help you efficiently perform your job? Symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder include hyperactivity, distractibility, impaired impulse control, and forgetfulness. Federal legislation has recognized ADHD as a disability and your employer also needs to recognize Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder as a disability. That means that your employer cannot discriminate against you because of your medical condition and an employment attorney can make sure your needs are represented. Examples of discrimination include discriminatory hiring, firing, or lack of accommodation.
If you’ve been diagnosed with ADHD, ask yourself the following questions:
- Do you ever fail to pay close attention to detail? Or make careless mistakes? Do you have difficulty sustaining attention to a task? Or fail to follow instructions carefully or forget important details? Do you feel restless? Fidget with your hands or feet?
- Does your employer prevent you from taking time off work for a medical appointment? Or fail to provide you with reasonable on-site accommodations for your disability?
If you answered yes to these questions or have spoken with your employer about your medical condition and they refuse to accommodate you, call the Law Offices of Law Offices of David H. Greenberg at 1-888-204-1014 (1-800-252-9776) for a free consultation in California regarding your legal rights and to hear how one of our experienced employment lawyers may be able to help you.