Failure to Provide Reasonable Accommodations
No one deserves to feel like they don’t have a place in their workplace. Unfortunately, if you have come to this page, you are likely feeling that right now. Our California failure to provide reasonable accommodations lawyers can help. This is what we do best. Call us today.
Do I Have a Claim?
Are you being refused things that would make you more comfortable or productive at work? Have you asked for a handicap parking space? Were you denied a ramp entrance to work? Are you not given the time off that you need? If you believe that you were denied a reasonable accommodation, you likely were. We can help.
The only true way to know if you are eligible for a claim is to talk to an experienced California failure to provide reasonable accommodations lawyer.
Three Types of Disability
1. Physical Disability
A physical disability is something that affects the way your body performs. It would be something that limits what you are able to do.
2. Mental Disability
If you suffer from a mental disability that prevents you from performing that is a protected disability. Those mental disabilities can include schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, OCD, etc. The conditions that are not protected are things like kleptomania, gambling, etc.
3. Perceived Disability
You may not actually have a disability but if your employer thinks you do and decides to discriminate against you, that is illegal as well. A perceived disability is protected in the same way as an actual disability.
This is how a scenario like this would go:
You arrive for an interview for a job at a grocery store. You had a brief phone interview and it went really well. You pull up in a vehicle that you share with a family member who has a disability. The car has a license plates that displays a handicap sign. You don’t actually park in a spot for people with disabilities. The employer sees you exit this vehicle and thinks you are in some way disabled but they don’t actually know.
You go in for your interview and it goes alright. The employer thinks about how your assumed disability would affect your job performance. They know that they can’t ask you what disability you have. But ultimately they decide to not hire you based on this assumed disability.
Regardless if you had this disability or not, this is illegal for an employer to do. They are not allowed to hire or fire based on a confirmed or alleged disability. This completely violates federal law.
How a California Failure to Provide Reasonable Accommodations Lawyer Can Help
You can ask HR to help you with your concerns. You can turn to your employee handbook for guidelines. There are several avenues you can take on your own, but you can always head straight to our California employment discrimination lawyers to discuss your concerns. It is up to you to make that call. We are here to help, if you need us.
A lawyer will help you make a game plan. You will be able to tell your story. We want to hear it and help you.
When to Act
Don’t wait around for things to get worse. You don’t have to put up with being treated badly for long. Call our California failure to provide reasonable accommodations lawyers right away and get the help you deserve. If you wait too long to call a lawyer, it might not help your claim. We want to get to building you a defense right away. The sooner you get in touch, the stronger your case will be.
We recently had a woman come to us after her employer would not provide her reasonable accommodations for her pregnancy leave. They told her she would only be allowed 4 weeks of leave after she gave birth to her son even though her coworker was allowed 6 weeks of medical leave for another condition.
We investigated this case after sitting down for a consultation with her. We told her what her legal options were and she decided to take legal action. Her rights were clearly violated. We brought her claim and were able to give her some justice for this.
Another case we recently had success with was a man who recently had a complaint that his employer would not adjust the work load for him. The man was unable to lift heavy objects because it aggravated his back problem. The employer fired him instead of accommodating his reasonable request.
Call Our California Failure to Provide Reasonable Accommodations Lawyers Today
Your stress level can go down when you give us a call. Your justice is important to us. We will work to protect your rights. Don’t delay. Contact our California failure to provide reasonable accommodations lawyers as soon as you can. We are here to help.
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