Disability Discrimination: We’ll Stand Up For Your Rights
Disability is a protected category in the California workplace, just as age, race and gender. What this means in practical terms is that employers are not allowed to discriminate against workers with disabilities through advertising, interviewing, hiring, promoting, demoting or firing of employees.
The Law Offices of Eric A. Boyajian provides information and support to California workers who encounter discrimination when applying for a job or after being hired. To understand your rights and your legal remedies when your employer fires you illegally because of your disability or does not accommodate you appropriately, consult with our employment law attorney.
What Happens When Job Requirements And A Worker’s Limitations Do Not Line Up?
When an employee or a job applicant requests reasonable accommodation based on physical or mental limitations, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) stipulates that the employer must initiate an “interactive process.” The goal is to reconcile the demands of the job with the physical or mental limitations of the applicant or employee and determine what reasonable accommodation may be feasible.
The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing gives examples of reasonable accommodations for applicants or employees with disabilities:
- Varied job duties
- Leave of absence for medical care as needed
- Work schedule modifications
- Relocation of the employee’s work area
- Mechanical or electrical aids
Employees who are pregnant have specific rights related to their limitations, including pregnancy disability leave (PDL) of up to four months – or longer if longer leaves are given to people with other disabilities.
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Don’t let your current or former employer get away with illegal disability discrimination. Contact our Glendale employment law firm to schedule a consultation with an attorney to discuss your experience. We are ready to conduct a thorough investigation and advise you on the best path to justice and resolution if you have been discriminated against in your work because of one or more disabilities.
Call us at 877-694-0896 or inquire by email to arrange for an insightful discussion with an attorney at the Law Offices of Eric A. Boyajian. Explore legal remedies after you have experienced a violation of the FEHA or the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).