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Disability Discrimination Defense - St. Louis Law Firm and Corporate Counsel

When a St. Louis company faces a charge that an employee was subject to disability discrimination, the company's defense can be a complex matter. The Law Offices of Kevin J. Dolley, LLC is experienced in handling St. Louis disability discrimination defense cases in an aggressive and efficient manner for companies of all sizes, including small businesses. Attorney Kevin J. Dolley also provides advice to companies so that they can put procedures in place to prevent costly and lengthy disability discrimination litigation. Attorney Kevin J. Dolley provides legal counsel to companies on Missouri disability law, including defending claims made under the Missouri Human Rights Act and federal disability law. Mr. Dolley advises companies on whether an employee qualifies for disability or "regarded as" disability protection and also provides legal counsel on requests for medical leave, FMLA and related disability issues on behalf of employers.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Claims Defense - St. Louis MO

An employee is entitled to disability protection only if the medical condition at issue qualifies as a disability. Disability discrimination law is contained within Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and covers the job application process, hiring, firing, promotions, demotions, compensations, and other events related to the employee-employer relationship. In order for an employee to have a cause of action under the ADA he or she must have a qualified disability. A person has a disability if he or she (1) has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; (2) has a record of such impairment; or (3) is regarded as having such an impairment.

If the individual is determined to have a disability, it must then be established that the individual is qualified for protection under the ADA. The individual is qualified if he or she, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the job in question.

Both of these standards have been subject to a large amount of litigation and case law and involve a very fact intensive and complex analysis to determine if the individual is protected by the ADA. The Law Offices of Kevin J. Dolley provides cost-effective and experienced legal counsel for Missouri companies and businesses involved in disability discrimination litigation.

Disability Defense and Reasonable Accommodations - St. Louis

If providing a reasonable accommodation to a disabled individual would impose an "undue hardship" on the employer, the employer is not required to undertake such an expense or burden. An undue hardship is defined within the ADA as an action requiring significant difficulty or expense in light of various factors such as the following:

  • the nature and cost of the requested accommodation;
  • the overall financial resources of the business; the number of overall employees; and the impact of the request on the employer;
  • the type of business the employer is engaged and the administrative and financial burden of the request and the reasonableness of the request at issue.

Disability Discrimination Defense Law Firm - St. Louis

The Law Offices of Kevin J. Dolley, located in St. Louis, Missouri, defends management and businesses throughout Missouri in disability discrimination claims. If your company has been accused of disability discrimination, contact attorney Kevin J. Dolley to investigate the claims and provide your company management and Human Resources (H.R.) experienced legal advice and defense counsel. Attorney Kevin J. Dolley can be reached directly at (314)645-4100 or by email at kevin@dolleylaw.com.

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The Law Offices of Kevin J. Dolley represents clients in labor law, employment law and employment discrimination matters throughout the State of Missouri, including St. Louis, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Boone County, Jefferson County, Lincoln County, Jackson County, Phelps County, Franklin County, Ste. Genevieve, St. Clair and the Cities of St. Louis, Kansas City, St. Charles, O'Fallon, Lake St. Louis, Hillsboro, Troy, Clayton, Rolla, Columbia, Jefferson City, Kirksville, Farmington, Cuba, Augusta, Union, Maryland Heights, Cape Girardeau and Springfield.

Law Offices of Kevin J. Dolley, LLC - Missouri Employment Lawyer
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