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I am profoundly deaf. Hearing-aids help some. I have been

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I am profoundly deaf. Hearing-aids help some. I have been employed for over 30 years. I am 62 years old. My employer wants to cut my hours to part-time status eliminating my benefits and reducing my pay. This will create a severe hardship. I would like to know if there are provisions in the Americans with Disabilities Act that can prevent my employer from creating this hardship.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Infolawyer replied 1 year ago.

The ADA does not permit this to happen if the reason for the reduction is your disability. If that is the reason, it is discriminatory as would any adverse employment decision made because of a disability that reasonably may be accommodated.