Failure To Accommodate An Employee’s Disability
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), employers are responsible for making reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities. This means that employers must take steps to provide disabled employees with the tools and adjustments they need to perform their jobs.
When an employer fails to make a good faith effort to accommodate an employee with a disability, it is a form of discrimination. At the Law Offices of Miguel S. Ramirez, we represent employees in Southern California who have been discriminated against because of a disability. To schedule a free consultation, please call 213-975-0003. Se habla español.
Refusing To Accommodate Is Disability Discrimination
Below are examples of what might constitute failing to accommodate:
- The employer refuses to provide a modified workstation.
- The employer will not allow time off for medical appointments.
- The employer refuses to modify the disabled employee’s work schedule.
- The employer will not provide a wheelchair ramp or other accessibility per ADA requirements.
Failure to accommodate may go hand in hand with other forms of disability discrimination, such as being passed over for promotions or not allowing a disabled employee to interact with customers.
By law, employers are required to make only “reasonable accommodations.” Our firm can help determine what accommodations are reasonable, what accommodations would cause the employer undue financial hardship, and whether the employer engaged in an interactive process (as the ADA requires) before refusing an accommodation.
We represent individuals with all types of disabilities, including those who are vision- or hearing-impaired, those who have a back or spinal cord injury, those with mental impairments, and those with other disabilities. Our goal is to keep you working with the accommodations you need or to get you compensation if you have separated from that employer.
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Our office is located in Los Angeles and we serve clients in Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, Orange County and the surrounding areas.