If you are disabled in California, employer of five or more employees are required to make reasonable accommodations to help you perform your job duties. If your employer refuses to do so, it may be subject to a legal action under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) if they have fifteen or more employees, or the California's Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) if your employer has five or more employees.
I am Karl A. Gerber, founder and lead trial attorney of the Employment Lawyers Group. Our attorneys have extensive experience helping employees assert their rights under the ADA and FEHA. Contact our workplace disability lawyers at 1-877-525-0700 to discuss your work disability case. In Southern California, we have offices in San Diego, Tustin, Riverside, Gardena, downtown Los Angeles, Sherman Oaks, Oxnard, and Bakersfield. We take work disability legal matters in all parts of California whether your employer is in Modesto or Escondido. We have three Northern California offices.
Finding a reasonable accommodation is an interactive process between you and your employer. Examples of reasonable accommodations may include a ramp, more frequent breaks, different working hours, modifications to your workstation and the ability to work from home. Reasonable accommodation may also involve a change to your job duties such as not requiring you to lift objects heavier than 10 pounds due to a medical restriction. Time off from work to treat or heal is also a form of reasonable accommodation.
If your employer is not participating in the interactive process in good faith or refuses to make reasonable accommodations for your disability, contact our California disability discrimination lawyers at 1-877-525-0700 so we can assist you.
Failing to grant time off for treatment or recuperation
Failing to honor your restrictions whether they are lifting, using the bathroom, ergonomic equipment and a variety of others