The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against any person with disabilities in transportation, communications, public accommodation, government activities and employment. Any Florida resident who suffers workplace discrimination because of physical challenges retains the right to hold such an employer accountable. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) strives to protect employees from discrimination of any form.
Lowe's, a chain of retail home improvement and appliance stores in the United States, has reached an $8.6 million settlement with thousands of victims of disability discrimination that were dismissed from their positions with the company. The EEOC determined that Lowe's failed to provide accommodations when workers exceeded the company's rigid leave-of-absence management program that offered no flexibility. Instead of providing accommodation, employees were fired.