Disability Rights Attorneys in West Palm Beach
Disability Advocates Serving Florida
At Sconzo Law Office, P.A., we have worked hard to make our community truly
accessible to the disabled. Through our efforts, we have emerged as one
of the leading firms fighting for the rights of the disabled.
Gregory S. Sconzo has pursued more actions on behalf of disabled individuals in the last
five years than any other Florida attorney. If you believe your rights
have been violated or if you are a business seeking legal guidance in
providing access, we urge you to take advantage of our legal skills in
Call Sconzo Law Office, P.A. at (561) 708-4860 for a consultation or request one through our
online contact form.
Disability Rights in Florida
Since 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has protected the
specific legal rights of those living with handicaps and disabilities.
The ADA prohibits discrimination against these individuals, ensuring they
are given the same opportunities as all other Americans in the areas of
employment, public accommodations, transportation, and housing.
Those who are protected under the ADA include but are not limited to:
- The hearing impaired
- The visually impaired
- Those with mobility impairment
- Those with learning disabilities
- Those with special conditions or illnesses, such as cancer or pregnancy,
that call for specialized consideration
All public entities must adhere to the ADA for disabled individuals in
their services and programs. This extends to educational institutions,
businesses, and government services.
The state of Florida also has the Florida Civil Rights Act. This act also
prohibits discriminatory employment practices against the disabled.
Additional anti-discrimination laws in Florida include:
Public Employment Discrimination Law - Prohibits employment discrimination in municipal and county jobs
Vocational Rehabilitation Law - Prohibits discrimination by public employers against disabled workers
who use a service animal
If you have been denied access to such services, programs, or employment,
you may have a valid ADA violation claim. You may be entitled to compensatory
damages, punitive damages, and legal fees. If you are a business seeking
disability rights legal counsel, we can guide you so that you are legally