California law protects workers from many kinds of unfair discrimination in the workplace. Employers cannot discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, gender identity, age and a number of other factors. As we talked about last month, California law also protects workers with disabilities from unfair discrimination.
Disability is defined as a condition that limits a worker’s ability to perform a major life activity. If an employee with a disability meets the qualifications to do the job, their employer must provide them with reasonable accommodations unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the employer. A reasonable accommodation could include providing accessible facilities or modified furniture, devices or equipment.
If an employee faces discrimination because of their disability – or for any other improper reason – they should take action to protect their rights. Here at the Bononi Law Group, our focus is employment law, and we have helped many employees with their cases. We are recognized throughout California for our skilled representation in employment matters. Our lawyers have been recognized by professional associations and media outlets as outstanding practitioners and authorities in the area of employment law.
In the realm of employment, the scales can seem to be tipped in favor of employers. They appear to have a great deal of power over the livelihoods of their employees. In reality, though, our legal system limits the scope of their actions. If they violate equal employment opportunity laws, they may be held accountable.
We are happy to meet with prospective clients in a free consultation about workplace discrimination and harassment legal concerns. For more information about the services we provide, please see the workplace discrimination page on our website.