Disability

Helping you Succeed as a Professional

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) employers are required to make reasonable accommodations to allow a disabled workers the ability to continue working. Employers may not discriminate against disabled individuals who can perform the required job responsibilities simply to avoid the costs of accommodation. The law also prohibits harassment in the workplace on the basis of an employee’s disability.

Discrimination against a disability or perceived disability may occur in one of numerous ways. One of the most common ways disability discrimination manifests, however, is when an employee will not accommodate a disabled employee, terminating their employment or causing them to fail to perform the essential job functions.

If you’d like to learn more about your rights, contact Jeannette for a free consultation at (415) 444-5800 or by filling out a confidential consultation form here.