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Advocating For Disabled Employees

The federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects employees with disabilities. Despite the law, many people with disabilities face discrimination and unfair treatment in the workplace. As a disabled employee, you have rights and should not be subjected to illegal treatment at work. 

At Le Clerc & Le Clerc LLP in San Francisco, our attorneys understand the requirements of the ADA and California disability laws. We are dedicated to helping disabled employees understand their rights. If your rights have been violated, we will help you take legal action to hold your employer accountable for its actions.

You Are Protected by the ADA

According to the ADA, anyone who has a mental or physical impairment that substantially limits major life activities is considered disabled. Disabilities don’t need to be permanent to make you eligible for protection under the ADA. Examples of disabilities covered by the ADA include:

  • Vision limitations
  • Hearing problems
  • Broken bones
  • Arthritis
  • Limitations caused by pregnancy
  • ADHD, autism, and other learning disabilities

Anyone with disabilities is owed reasonable accommodations by their employer as long as they can still perform their role with those accommodations. An accommodation is considered reasonable as long as it doesn’t put the employ or others in the workplace in immediate danger and does not pose an undue burden.

You Are Entitled to Reasonable Accommodations

Employers are required to provide reasonable accommodations to help employees with disabilities perform their job duties, which includes meeting with the employee to determine what type of accommodations are necessary.

Reasonable accommodations in the workplace can include:

  • Providing sign language interpreters for deaf employees or readers for blind employees
  • Making physical changes to the workspace, such as installing a ramp
  • Providing a quieter workspace for reducing distractions
  • Providing training materials in an accessible format
  • Providing time off so employees can seek treatment
  • Protecting employees’ jobs during FMLA or CFRA leave

Our lawyers have experience helping employees with disabilities understand their rights in the workplace. This includes interacting with employees, taking leaves, and seeking leave as an accommodation.

You may be able to file a claim if your employer has failed to provide accommodations or did not allow you to take leave because of your disability. It is essential to recognize your disability rights to protect your job now and in the future. Do not let your employer’s reluctance to support you harm your career going forward. Instead, take action and pursue the accommodations you need to do your job. 

Contact Us to See If You Have a Claim

Our law firm will carefully review your specific situation to determine all of your options. We care about protecting disabled employees’ rights, and we will be here for you every step of the way. To schedule a free initial consultation, call us at 415-445-0900 or contact us online.