Disability & Accomodation
Disabled workers in California are protected by federal and state laws prohibiting disability discrimination and harassment in the workplace. These laws also require that employers reasonably accommodate disabled workers.
ACCOMMODATIONS FOR DISABLED WORKERS
California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act requires California employers to provide their disabled workers with reasonable accommodation. This can include:
- Changing an employee’s job duties or responsibilities
- Changing an employee’s work hours or schedules
- Providing an employee with medical leave for disabled workers
- Moving a disabled employee’s work station or area
- Providing mechanical and/or electrical equipment to aid disabled workers
YOU MAY HAVE BEEN THE TARGET OF DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION AT WORK IF…
Common indications that you may have been the target of workplace disability discrimination can include (but may not be limited to) your employer:
- Failing to make reasonable accommodation for your disability
- Failing to grant you time off for medical care or treatments
- Firing or demoting you because of your disability or medical condition
- Forcing you to perform certain work despite specific medical restrictions barring such work
- Retaliating against you because you’ve asked for accommodation or needed time off to see a doctor
Employees who have suffered from workplace discrimination may be entitled to:
- Back pay and compensation for emotional distress
- Reinstatement or promotion
- Additional damages
START PROTECTING YOUR RIGHTS NOW
Have you been the target of disability discrimination at work? Or has your employer failed to provide you with the proper reasonable accommodations? If so, it’s time to contact experienced Los Angeles Discrimination Attorneys at Urbanic & Associates. Since 2000, Los Angeles Discrimination Attorneys at Urbanic & Associates have been committed to defending workers’ rights, helping them stand up to even the most formidable opponents and hold these opponents responsible in any legal setting.
To find out more about your options for pursuing justice, call Urbanic & Associates at
(310) 216-0900, or send our firm an email using the contact form on this page.