At Sankey Law Offices, we assist disabled employees in seeking reasonable accommodations so that they may perform their jobs, and we represent employees who feel they have been discriminated at work due to their disability. We represent clients in claims before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and in state and federal courts in Massachusetts. We have the experience, diligence, and compassion needed to help clients succeed in complex employment discrimination disputes.
State and federal anti-discrimination laws protect disabled individuals from discrimination in the workplace. Unfortunately, despite the protections afforded by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Massachusetts Fair Employment Practices Act, and other state and federal laws, many employers still unlawfully discriminate against disabled or handicapped employees.
Our law firm founder, Jeff Sankey is an AV-Preeminent rated* attorney under Martindale-Hubbell’s peer-review rating system, and has extensive experience advocating for employee rights in Massachusetts. Our law firm works hard to help you through this difficult time, whether you have been wrongfully terminated or are seeking accommodations. Some of the disability discrimination cases we handle involve:
Under state and federal laws, disabled employees must be capable of performing the essential functions of a job, with or without accommodations. If a reasonable accommodation is requested — such as a modified work schedule or modified workspace — the employer must make every effort to grant reasonable accommodation requests. The employer may only lawfully deny an accommodation request when it would pose undue hardship on the employer.
Our law firm carefully investigates your situation and assesses whether we believe you have a valid claim for employment discrimination. Depending on the facts of your case, we can help you hold your employer or former employer accountable for discriminatory actions, or help you obtain the reasonable accommodations you need to perform and succeed in your job. We offer the personal and attentive service you need while also providing the aggressive and effective advocacy you deserve.