Disability Rights Lawyer

The Maine Human Rights Act (“MHRA”)

The Maine Human Rights Act (“MHRA”) and the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), among other statutes, prohibit an employers from discriminating against current or prospective employees because of a physical or mental disability or impairment.  Employers are required to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified employees with disabilities.  A “reasonable accommodation” can be a modification to an employee’s working conditions that allows the employee to perform the “essential functions” of their job without creating an “undue hardship” on the employer.  The MHRA and ADA prohibit employers from treating employees unfavorably because of their disability.


It is important to know that there is a strict 300-day limitations period under the MHRA and ADA, within which you must file a complaint with the Maine Human Rights Commission.  If you feel as though you were discriminated against by your employer because of your disability, or denied a reasonable accommodation at work, you should not delay speaking to a lawyer.

Contact the Disability Rights lawyers at Clifford & Clifford to discuss your case.