our request for accommodation was denied in court, but had no way of finding an attorney working in this area. I saw a similar post looking for disability lawyer with no success. Where can we find such lawyers handling accommodation denied case? Thank you.
As answered in the other post, many Attorneys gravitate to more profitable wage and hour and discrimination cases and don't want to do the more challenging cases involving ADA and other employment issues. Many don't represent employees at all, since they perceive businesses have all the money to pay for billable hours.
That being said, there are some of us employment lawyers that almost exclusively represent employee plaintiffs and offer a free consultation. Perhaps take advantage and have a call or email exchange to ascertain the specific facts to determine why the accommodation was denied and whether or not we can provide help.
Let me make sure I understand you correctly. Are you saying that you have already brought a lawsuit regarding a reasonable accommodation for a disability, and a court has denied your claim and dismissed the case? If that is what happened, you cannot bring a second, separate lawsuit that raises the exact same claim. Your proper recourse is to file an appeal of the original decision with a higher court. The time limits for filing an appeal are short, so you need to act quickly.
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