West Palm Beach Disability Rights Attorney
At Sconzo Law Office, P.A., our West Palm Beach disability rights attorneys 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.
Attorney 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 this matter and work with our experienced West Palm Beach disability rights attorneys.
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, our disability attorneys can guide you so that you are legally compliant.
Florida’s Leading Law Firm for Disability Advocacy
Whether you have been denied work, housing, or public transportation due to your disability, it is vital that you speak to a West Palm Beach disability rights attorney at our firm as soon as possible. We will review your case and take appropriate legal action to pursue your claim. Our disability law firm is passionate about standing up for the rights of people who have been wronged and will work tirelessly to seek a favorable result.