San Diego Disability Discrimination Lawyer
In most cases, employers cannot take adverse action against employees or applicants because of their physical or mental disability. Additionally, employers may be required to provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability. If you believe you were discriminated against at work because of a disability, the knowledgeable lawyers at Coyle Brown PLC are here to help. Contact us for a confidential consultation.
There are several anti-discrimination laws that protect workers with disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects qualified individuals from employment discrimination. Qualified individuals are those who can perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations. The ADA applies to individuals who have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, have a history of an impairment of this nature, or are regarded as having such an impairment.
The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibits employers from discriminating against employees based on mental or physical disabilities.
These laws protect individuals with disabilities from workplace discrimination.
Workers with disabilities have a number of rights, including:
A reasonable accommodation is a modification that would allow a worker with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job, such as:
The exception to a reasonable accommodation is if the accommodation would cause undue hardship to the business. Undue hardship causes significant difficulty or expense. Several factors may be considered when determining whether an accommodation would cause undue hardship, including:
If you would like assistance with your disability-related claim, contact a knowledgeable lawyer at Coyle Brown Law. Contact us for a confidential consultation with a compassionate attorney.
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