State and federal laws provide disabled employees with the right to reasonable accommodations in their workplace. Are you qualified to perform your job, but are unable to do so due to your workplace environment? Do you suspect you were not hired because of your disability? Were you terminated after your employer refused to provide needed accommodations at work?
California Lawyers For Americans With Disabilities Act Claims
When you need legal help in the Los Angeles area regarding disability accommodation or discrimination based on disability, contact the experienced attorneys of Bononi Law Group, LLP. Call 866-295-7512.
At the Pasadena employment law firm Bononi Law Group, LLP, we have handled legal disputes involving disability accommodations and discrimination for over two decades. We can answer your questions regarding the specifics of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), determine whether you have a valid claim for compensation and provide aggressive and experienced legal representation in the courtroom and in negotiations.
Job Protections For Workers With Disabilities In California
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) provide legal protections from employment discrimination and harassment based on disability. The ADA protects employees who:
- Have a disability. This can be a mental or physical disability that interferes with a major life activity.
- Have a history of impairment. If you have experienced a disabling accident or condition in the past, you cannot be discriminated against on the basis of that disability now or in the future.
- Are perceived by employers as disabled. Even if you are not disabled, but your employer thinks that you are, you are protected from disability discrimination and harassment under the ADA.
You cannot be fired, denied a promotion or pay raise or excluded from consideration for a position because of a disability. The California FEHA offers greater protections to disabled workers than are required under the ADA. For example, the FEHA applies to businesses with five or more workers and provides a broader definition of who qualifies as a disabled employee.
Reasonable Accommodations For Disabled Employees
If you require a modification of your job duties or work schedule because of a disability, your employer is required to engage in an interactive process to meet your needs to allow you to continue working. There should be a two-way discussion between you and your employer to determine what limitations you have because of your disability and any modifications in your duties or schedule that can be made to accommodate those limitations.
Employers may not have to provide an accommodation if doing so would be unreasonable or provide an undue hardship for the employer. If your boss refuses to engage in an interactive discussion about reasonable accommodations or fires you, claiming that no reasonable accommodation can be made, you should seek the advice of an experienced ADA attorney.
Did You Experience Discrimination Based On A Disability?
In addition to handling disputes involving disability accommodation, we handle cases involving disability discrimination resulting in hiring, harassment and wrongful termination violations. We recovered a $400,000 jury verdict in a case filed against a discriminatory public entity. We also work with employers facing disability-related disputes and policy questions. For more information about California employer retaliation law, call our law firm at 213-550-5503.
Contact Us: Know Your Rights And Fight Back When Your Employer Infringes On Them
At Bononi Law Group, our lawyers have been providing legal representation to workers in Los Angeles and across California for more than 20 years. If you have experienced harassment or discrimination in the hiring, promotion or firing process because of a disability, contact our law firm.