An important task of employers when hiring is considering how to make appropriate accommodation for people with disabilities, also known as “reasonable accommodation.” If a person is qualified to do a job but requires some changes in the work environment to facilitate job performance with consideration for the disability, those adjustments must be made. It is important to remember that unless the disability is obvious to the employer, the employee must ask for reasonable accommodation.
In California, anyone with a disability is protected under the Fair Employment and Housing Act, or FEHA. At Haeggquist & Eck, LLP, we firmly believe in equal rights for all and fight tirelessly for the rights of the disabled. If your employer has failed to make reasonable accommodations for you, reach out to us for help seeking fair and just compensation.
There are many steps involved in showing the court that you have been discriminated against as a person with disabilities. At Haeggquist & Eck, LLP, our San Diego disabilities accommodation attorneys will first show that you are a member of a “protected class” and have fallen victim to adverse employment practices. We will then demonstrate that the reason employer fired you, harassed you, or otherwise discriminated against you was directly related to your disability.
Our lawyers regularly provide high-caliber work for clients with employment-related claims. With our professionalism and dedication on your side, we can assist you in making your claim and arranging evidence if you believe you’ve been discriminated against because of your disability. You should not have to experience anxiety about getting or keeping a job because you live with a disability, and our attorneys understand and empathize with your situation.
At Haeggquist & Eck, LLP, we will aggressively fight for the best possible outcome in your case against your employer for discrimination or harassment if you live with a disability. This might include the payment of past wages that have been lost, other benefits you have been denied, general damages such as distress and emotional suffering, punitive damages, and legal fees.
If you feel that you have been treated differently in the workplace because of your disability, call us today at (619) 342-8000 for a free case evaluation and tell us about the circumstances surrounding your case. Put our experience to work for you.