Disability Issues

Employers should evaluate their workers based on the merits of their work, not whether they suffer a disability. State and federal law protect disabled workers against unfair treatment in the workplace. When an employer infringes upon your rights, you need a dedicated lawyer who will help you file a disability discrimination claim.

At my law office, Jose A. Gonzalez, Attorney at Law, I provide dedicated legal advocacy for workers wronged by their employers. My employment law practice includes fighting for the rights of disabled workers throughout the Bay Area. From one-on-one meetings to a caring atmosphere, you'll know from our first meeting that I'm committed to securing a just outcome to your case.

What Are Reasonable Accommodations?

Any employer with at least five employees must provide reasonable accommodations to their workers with physical or mental disabilities. A reasonable accommodation is any change that allows the disabled worker to continue to fulfill the essential functions of their job. The only exception is if the accommodations impose an undue hardship, such as high costs, on the employer.

Reasonable accommodations authorized by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing may include the following:

  • Providing time off to receive medical care, in addition to any leave granted through the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) or the California Family Rights Act (CFRA)
  • Relocating their workspace
  • Shifting their job duties
  • Changing their regular work schedule
  • Offering workers mechanic or electrical aids

A Dedicated Attorney In Your Corner

A worker with a disability should never lose their job or be passed over for a promotion due to their medical condition. If your employer treated you unfairly, I am here to help you hold them accountable for their actions.