Can an Employer Deny a Reasonable Accommodation?Many people with disabilities – whether they are dealing with a certain disability since birth or since a specific accident – make the conscious decision to work. In many cases, people with disabilities need some sort of accommodation to ensure that they can effectively do their jobs and have access to the same opportunities as all other employees.

Did your employer refuse to provide you with a reasonable accommodation after you informed him or her of your disability? If you believe that your employer unfairly and unlawfully denied you a reasonable accommodation, you must seek legal assistance as soon as possible – as you might have grounds to pursue a claim against your employer. Based on both federal and state law, you have the right to be reasonable accommodated for your disability. If you would like to explore the legal options available to you after your employer refused to provide you with a reasonable accommodation, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group.

California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group is an employment law firm with many years of experience handling a number of claims. If your employer refused to provide you with a reasonable accommodation, you could be certain that the employment attorneys at our law firm will provide you with the legal assistance that you need to take action against your employer. If you are ready to speak with the experts at our law firm, do not hesitate to contact us today.

Some Examples of Reasonable Accommodations

Because disabilities are different in every employee, it could sometimes be difficult to understand what types of disabilities need particular accommodations. Consider the following examples:

  • An employee with a disability caused by spinal issues might need to be accommodated with a special chair to reduce pain and discomfort while sitting.
  • An employee who cannot sit due to chronic back pain might need to be accommodated with a standing desk.
  • An employee with cancer might need to be accommodated with a flexible start-time to allow for treatments and appointments early in the morning.
    • If you are a disabled employee in need of a reasonable accommodation, you have the right to request that your employer changes something in the workplace to allow you to continue performing your job effectively.

      The Laws Important to Disabilities and Reasonable Accommodations

      As a disabled employee, you should be familiar with the laws that protect you in the workplace. Disabled employees are protected on both the federal and state levels. On the federal levels, employees are covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). On the state level (in California), employees are covered by the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). These laws establish the duty of your employer to provide you with a reasonable accommodation. If you believe that your employer wrongfully denied you a reasonable accommodation in violation of the ADA or the FEHA, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance as soon as possible – you might have grounds to take action against your employer.

      Can an Employer Deny a Reasonable Accommodation?

      Can an employer deny you a reasonable accommodation? Legally, your employer can only deny you a reasonable accommodation if providing you with an accommodation would result in undue hardship. If providing you with a reasonable accommodation does not cause your employer undue hardship, he or she must promptly provide you with an accommodation. By denying you a reasonable accommodation, your employer is breaking the law. In addition, your employer is failing to provide you with an equal opportunity in the workplace. If your employer refuses you to provide you with an accommodation to allow you to perform your job duties, he or she might be discriminating against you. By failing to provide you with a reasonable accommodation, your employer is also risking your condition worsening – which would give you even more grounds to take action against your employer. If you would like to learn more about your right to take action against your employer after being denied a reasonable accommodation, do not hesitate to contact our law firm as soon as possible.

      Taking Action after Your Employer Denied a Reasonable Accommodation

      Did your employer deny you a reasonable accommodation? If so, you might have grounds to take action against your employer. As an employer, you have a few options available to you. Consider the following actions that you might be able to take:

      • Filing a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC): the EEOC is a federal employment agency that enforces federal laws and handles employment claims.
      • Filing a charge with the Department of Fair Housing and Employment (DFEH): the DFEH is a state employment agency in California that enforces state laws and handles employment claims.
      • Filing a civil lawsuit against your employer: you could pursue a civil lawsuit independently with the assistance of an employment lawyer.

      For more information about filing a charge with the EEOC or DFEH as well as your right to pursue a civil lawsuit against your employer, do not hesitate to contact the employment experts at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys. Our lawyers are ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to take action against your employer for the unfair treatment to which you were subjected. Contact us today.

      Could You Recover Compensation?

      Your employer denied you a reasonable accommodation; could you recover compensation if you file a claim? Depending on the specific details of your situation, you could recover compensation. Although every claim is different, some affected employees who take action against their employers are sometimes eligible to receive compensation for lost income, lost benefits, pain/suffering, and punitive damages, for example. In some cases, claims could also result in reinstatement, policy changes in the workplace, and being granted an accommodation. If you would like to learn more about the potential outcomes of your claim against your employer, do not hesitate to contact our law firm as soon as possible – you can be certain that our lawyers will fight for your right to be rightfully compensated.

      Contact California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group

      Did your employer deny you a reasonable accommodation? If you believe that your employer illegally denied you a reasonable accommodation, you might have grounds to file a lawsuit. Employers are required to provide disabled employees with reasonable accommodations. If you were unjustly denied an accommodation, you might have grounds to take action against your employer and receive compensation. If you would like to learn more about your right to file a claim against your employer, do not hesitate to contact the experts at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group as soon as possible. California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group is an employment law firm with many years of experience handling all sorts of employment claims, including disability claims surrounding the denial of accommodations. If you would like to discuss the possibility of filing a claim against your employer with the employment attorneys at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group, do not hesitate to contact our law firm today.

      When you contact our firm, you will find that our firm offers free legal services – including both free consultations and free second opinions. During our free consultations and free second opinions, our employment attorneys will be available to address your questions and concerns – ensuring that you have all the information that you need to take action against your employer. Regardless of whether you want to start or continue your claim, you could be certain that our lawyers are ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to reach a successful claim outcome. To schedule a free consultation or free second opinion, contact our law firm as soon as possible and request to speak with our employment attorneys.

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