Labor and Employment

Partnering with employers

Partnering with employers

ADA


The employment law attorneys at Gordon Thomas Honeywell provide advice to employers on compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Washington state disability law. A “disability” is defined very broadly under both federal and state disability laws, and employers are required to provide reasonable accommodations to employees based on a wide variety of medical conditions. Protected disabilities include common conditions such as back injuries, chronic health conditions, such as migraines and diabetes, and serious illnesses such as cancer and heart disease.  Many mental health conditions may require reasonable accommodation, including depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder.  Our attorneys provide advice to employers on how to best respond to requests for reasonable accommodation and other disability-related questions, such as what questions an employer may ask about an applicant’s disability during the application process and what actions to take if an employee is unable to perform his or her job because of a medical condition.  Our attorneys work with our clients to help them comply with the requirements of federal and state disability law, and we also defend clients in disability discrimination claims in federal and state courts and in claims filed with the EEOC and state and local administrative agencies.