Dealing with a disability is challenging enough without an employer throwing obstacles in your way. Under California and federal law, disabled employees are entitled to the support of their employers, including reasonable accommodations in the workplace.
Contact a San Jose Disability Discrimination Lawyer Today!
If you have experienced disability discrimination at work, the San Jose disability discrimination lawyers at The Armstrong Law Firm want you to know that you do have rights. We offer a free initial consultation to explain those rights and possible courses of action. Our San Jose attorneys represent disabled employees throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, including San Jose. Call 408-465-5627, toll free at 866-590-6082, or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.
What Rights Do I Have as a Disabled Employee in San Jose?
As a disabled employee, your employer has various obligations to you under both the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
If an illness affects your ability to perform your regular work duties, immediately report it to your employer. Once you do, your employer should begin engaging with you in what is called the "interactive process." During this process, you and your employer will discuss a number of issues relating to your job and your disability, including:
- What is the best way to accommodate your disability in the workplace?
- Can your employer change your job duties to allow you to perform your job?
- Can the terms of your employment be changed to accommodate your disability?
For example, you may need modifications to your work station, more frequent breaks or an extended leave to deal with your health issues. If your employer fails to make reasonable accommodations, our disability discrimination lawyers will pursue possible claims against your employer, such as:
- Failure to engage in the interactive process.
- Failure to accommodate your disability.
- Disability discrimination.
At The Armstrong Law Firm, our attorneys have a deep understanding of all applicable laws that protect disabled employees. To discuss your case with a highly skilled San Jose disability discrimination lawyer, call 408-465-5627 , toll free at 866-590-6082, or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.
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