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Failure to Accommodate Disability or Medical Conditions

Those who are living with a documented disability or medical condition are members of a protected class, meaning they are able take legal recourse if they are discriminated against in the workplace.

We recently received a $5.25 Million verdict for our client who was not accommodated for their disability. Contact our firm today at (323) 430-8845.

Understanding Your Rights in the Workplace

There have been several laws passed protecting those with disabilities from unfair treatment, but among the most commonly cited is the California Fair Employment Housing Act (FEHA). Under this law, employers are required to make reasonable accommodations for their employees with disabilities, unless the accommodation would create undue hardship for the employer.

These reasonable accommodations include a disabled employee’s right to take a finite leave of absence to recover from their mental or physical condition. Often, these finite leaves are denied by employers, which is a blatant violation of the laws that protect disabled persons. In other cases, employees take this finite leave of absence, and come back to find themselves demoted, victims of harassment, or even terminated from their position. These actions on the part of the employer are unlawful, and legal recourse against them can be taken.

Demanding Your Fair Compensation

Failure to provide reasonable accommodation can result in the employee’s worsened condition, increased medical bills, and when used as motivation to terminate the employee, they have a whole new set of concerns and expenses to address. The law protects those who have been denied lawful accommodation, and it is our intention to help you receive the financial compensation you deserve if you're a victim of such treatment.

If your request for reasonable accommodation was denied, or you were terminated because of taking medical leave, contact our firm today for a free consultation.