As an employee in California, you have the right to a discrimination-free workplace. This includes discrimination on the basis of disability. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), employees are entitled to reasonable accommodations in the workplace. If your employer refuses to work with you to provide a reasonable accommodation, they may be found guilty of violating the law. 

If you have faced discrimination based on your disability in California, you do not need to fight for justice alone. At Blackstone Law, our experienced employment lawyers understand the ins and outs of California employment law and are ready to use their knowledge and skills to fight for your rights. When you partner with Blackstone Law, we will guide you through every step of the legal process and pursue the best possible outcome on your behalf. 

What Are Reasonable Accommodations in the Workplace?

A “reasonable accommodation” is typically any change to the work environment or job process that allows a person with a disability an equal employment opportunity. Since no two disabilities are the same, reasonable accommodations can take many different forms. A few examples of reasonable accommodations in the workplace include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Time off of work
  • Reorganizing your job responsibilities
  • Adjusting your work schedule
  • Rearranging your workspace
  • Being reassigned to another position
  • Providing mechanical or digital aids
  • Allowing you to work from home
  • Allowing you to bring a service animal to work 
  • Changing the presentation of exams and training materials
  • Providing reserved parking

Depending on the nature of your disability, you may need one or more accommodations not listed above. If you are unsure of what would be considered a reasonable accommodation for your unique situation, an experienced employment lawyer can help. At Blackstone Law, our attorneys are familiar with all areas of California employment law and can help you advocate for your rights in the workplace. 

Discrimination Against Employees With Disabilities

According to the ADA, employers must provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities. Despite this legal requirement, many employees may feel uncomfortable asking for accommodations due to a fear of retaliation. However, you are legally protected from retaliation under the law. If your employer retaliates against you, you may have grounds to hold them accountable through a discrimination or wrongful termination lawsuit. Some examples of retaliation in the workplace include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Reducing your hours
  • Giving you a below-average performance evaluation
  • Terminating your employment
  • Attempting to force you to quit
  • Being Demoted
  • Engaging in verbal or physical abuse
  • Increasing your workload

This is by no means an exhaustive list, and there may be other ways your employer can retaliate against you. If you believe you are a victim of discrimination or retaliation, it is essential to contact an experienced employment lawyer as soon as possible. Your attorney can conduct a thorough investigation into your case to determine if your employer is in violation of the law as well as your legal rights and options.

Speak to a Knowledgeable Reasonable Accommodation Lawyer at Blackstone Law

If you require a reasonable accommodation at your place of employment, a knowledgeable attorney can help you understand your rights under the law. At Blackstone Law, our award-winning attorneys are committed to supporting our clients and protecting their rights as they navigate California’s complex legal process. We understand that no two cases are alike and prioritize our client’s unique needs. To learn more about how we can help you and schedule a free consultation, call us today at (310) 956-4054 or complete our contact form.