Moreno Valley Disability Discrimination & Reasonable Accommodations Lawyer
At the Law Office of Karen J. Sloat, APC, our Moreno Valley disability discrimination lawyers have the skills and experience to handle the full range of workplace disability matters, including reasonable accommodation claims. If you have any questions or concerns about disability discrimination or reasonable accommodation, we can help. To arrange a fully confidential case evaluation with an experienced California employment attorney, please contact us today.
Disability Discrimination in California: Know the Law
Workers and job applicants should be judged on their qualifications, not on preconceptions based on their disability status. There are workplace laws in place protecting employees against disability discrimination. Most notably, the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal law that covers all companies and organizations with 15 or more total workers. The ADA prohibits employers from treating workers/applicants less favorably based on an actual or perceived disability. The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) also bars disability discrimination in the workplace. FEHA applies to companies with at least five employees.
A Disabled Employee May Be Entitled to a Reasonable Accommodation
Both the ADA and FEHA allows disabled employees to seek reasonable accommodation. Simply put, a reasonable accommodation is an adjustment or modification to the workplace and/or job duties that allows a disabled worker to perform in a position. As an example, providing an employee in a wheelchair with an office that has a door wide enough to be entered could be deemed a reasonable accommodation. An accommodation is reasonable as long as it does not pose an undue burden on the employer. Businesses and organizations in Moreno Valley are required to enter a good faith bargaining process with disabled employees to find an accommodation that actually works.
How Our California Disability Discrimination Lawyers Can Help
The ADA is a complicated law. Many employers and employees have questions about their rights and/or responsibilities. At the Law Office of Karen J. Sloat, APC, we can help you navigate the legal process. Among other things, our Moreno Valley disability discrimination attorneys will:
- Listen to your story and answer questions about the ADA or California law;
- Investigate the matter—gathering and organizing any relevant information; and
- Devise a proactive strategy focused on helping you obtain the best outcome.
All disability discrimination claims and reasonable accommodation claims are unique. These are highly fact-driven legal cases. We will put time and resources into your case. With an extensive record of testimonials from former clients, you can rely on our Moreno Valley disability discrimination lawyers for superior representation.
Contact Our Moreno Valley Disability Discrimination Attorneys Today
At the Law Office of Karen J. Sloat, APC, our Moreno Valley disability discrimination lawyers have extensive experience handling reasonable accommodation claims. We are committed to serving employers and employees with the highest level of professional skill and personal attention. Contact us now for a fully private, no obligation initial consultation. Our law firm handles disability discrimination claims and reasonable accommodation cases throughout Southern California.