Disabled Workers Are Protected By Federal Laws

We Stand Up To Employers Who Do Not Follow The Rules

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination in employment against persons who have a disability. If you can show that you have been discriminated against, you are entitled to damages for your economic losses and your pain and suffering.

The Law Firm of Michael M. Shultz helps victims of disability discrimination obtain compensation and other types of remedies. The firm has succeeded in cases involving employment discrimination and will fight to protect your rights.

What Is A Disability?

ADA defines disability as "a physical or mental impairment that significantly limits one or more major life activities." A disability can be a physical impairment such as being confined to a wheelchair, diabetes, a hearing disorder or carpal tunnel syndrome. Certain mental conditions may also be a disability under the law, such as depression, migraine headaches, or attention deficit disorder.

If an employee does have a disability, the employer cannot discriminate against the employee based upon the disability, and the employer must provide reasonable accommodation for the employee so that the employee can do his or her job. This may be a physical accommodation or something as simple as a change in job schedule, depending on the situation.

Americans With Disabilities Restoration Act

The U.S. Supreme Court restricted the applicability of the ADA in several of its decisions. In response, the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (also referred to as the Americans with Disabilities Restoration Act) was enacted. This law took effect on January 1, 2009, and broadly expands the ability of persons with disabilities to claim employment discrimination.

Attorney Michael Shultz has practiced employment law for over 25 years and has taught employment law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. He understands the effects of the new law and is prepared to use it on behalf of those who have suffered disability discrimination in the workplace.

We will work to maximize the compensation you receive — and help you get the justice you deserve.

Schedule A Free Consultation*

The Law Firm of Michael M. Shultz takes employment law and disability discrimination cases on a contingency basis. You will not owe us a fee unless we obtain compensation for you.

For a free initial consultation with the Law Firm of Michael M. Shultz, call 785-838-4300 or send the firm an email.

The Law Firm of Michael M. Shultz represents clients in northeast Kansas from Wichita to Topeka and across the state.

*Our free initial consultation is designed to help potential clients determine whether he or she has valid legal claims that can be filed with state or federal agencies or with the courts. It is usually completed via phone and lasts a maximum of 30 minutes. A follow-up office visit may be scheduled if appropriate.