Miami Disability & Reasonable Accommodations Attorney

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FIRM PROTECTING EMPLOYEES DISCRIMINATED AGAINST DUE TO DISABILITY & DENIED REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS

The Americans With Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq. (the “ADA”), is the federal law that provides certain protections to individuals with a covered disability or perceived disability. Florida state law (the Florida Civil Rights Act) and local law (for example, § 11A-26 of the Miami-Dade County Code) provides similar protections. These laws apply both to job applicants and employees. An employee is disabled under the ADA if that employee: (a) has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; (b) has a record of such an impairment; or (c) is regarded as having an impairment.

These laws also require employers to provide a reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals in order to enable that individual to perform the essential functions of his or her job. The ADA, however, does not require an employer to provide a reasonable accommodation if it would impose an undue hardship. Whether an accommodation imposes an undue hardship depends on various factors, including, but not limited to, the size of the employer, the number of employees, the type of facility, the work performed by the employee and employer, and the cost of an accommodation. An employer must make sure to take part in a good faith, interactive process with both job applicants and employees who require reasonable accommodations.

A reasonable accommodation may include restructuring a job, adjusting a work schedule, reassigning to a different (but available) position, modifying a workstation, providing readers or interpreters, giving additional training, or promulgating new policies.

Lawyers from BT Law Group have extensive experience advising clients about, and litigating, claims involving the ADA. If you need assistance navigating the numerous requirements of the ADA or the complexities of the ADA’s interactive process requirement, or if you believe your rights were violated under the ADA, please contact the attorneys at BT Law Group for a consultation.

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Our Process
1.
Investigate

As a first step, your assigned legal team will gather and review records related to your claim, including any employment contract or offer letter, time sheets, any relevant communications, and any disciplinary actions, including performance improvement plans or termination paperwork.

These documents will help your attorneys evaluate your claims and develop a strategy to obtain the best results for your situation.

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Formulate

Once your legal team completes the initial investigation, they will work with you to determine the best legal strategy for your situation. Your legal team will make recommendations and will work with you to formulate the most effective approach to obtain your desired outcome.

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Advocate

After you and your legal team formulate the strategy, your legal team will advocate on your behalf to obtain your desired outcome. This could include negotiating a separation package, engaging in pre-suit negotiations, sending a demand letter, and/or filing a charge of discrimination or lawsuit on your behalf.

The attorneys at BT Law are experienced trial lawyers and will advocate for your rights in the courtroom as necessary.

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I received a prompt and very professional service by the BT Law Group. Ms Tarragona provides tailored advice in the best interest of the client. She was meticulous and explained the pros and cons of my case in very simple terms which allowed me to consider and take the best decision. Very happy with the service. Highly recommended.

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Jason D. Berkowitz is a Founding Partner of BT Law Group, PLLC. Prior to starting BT Law, Mr. Berkowitz was a Partner in the Miami office of a national labor and employment law firm where he represented management exclusively.
Anisley Tarragona is a founding partner of BT Law Group, PLLC. Prior to starting BT Law, Ms. Tarragona worked in the Miami office of a national labor and employment law firm where she represented management exclusively. Ms. Tarragona, who was born and raised in Cuba, is fluent in Spanish.