If you have become disabled due to an injury or illness, you know that your life will change a great deal. The things that you used to do so effortlessly now take more time to complete. This can have a major impact upon your career, and thankfully, many employers understand that they must provide you with reasonable accommodations due to your condition.
Unfortunately, there are employers who do not fulfill their duties to disabled employees. They refuse to adhere to state and federal laws and instead discriminate against the worker due to the disability. They make every day on the job worse, and create a work environment that is very hostile toward the disabled employee.
At The Law Offices of Laura J. Farris, our attorneys take pride in helping disabled workers who have faced discrimination in the workplace. We fight hard to ensure that you are not treated unfairly due to your condition. If your employer has engaged in conduct that infringes upon your rights, we will not hesitate to take the appropriate action to hold them accountable.
Whether you are a new employee with a disability or a long-term employee who has recently become disabled, employers need to make sure that you are treated fairly in the workplace. They have to provide you with a reasonable accommodation to ensure that you have the things you need to be able to perform your job properly.
Many employers, and frankly many employees as well, struggle with what this means. In short, this means that employers must provide you with the opportunity to enjoy the full benefits and privileges of employment, according to the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). Employers may try to dodge their responsibilities under the ADA and state laws, and this is when you need an experienced attorney on your side.
If you believe that your disability is leading to unfair treatment in the workplace, we can help you determine how to proceed. We will review the actions of your employers to determine if they conducted themselves appropriately, and aggressively protect your rights throughout the process.
No one should be discriminated against because of a disability. If your employer is treating you unfairly, reach out to our lawyers to see if you may have a case. Call our Carlsbad office at 760-729-0152 or send us an email. We represent clients in San Diego County and throughout Southern California.