Did you know that nearly one in five Americans have a disability? Despite this, disability discrimination in the workplace is still a prevalent issue. In California, employees with disabilities are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). However, this does not mean that discrimination does not occur.
Employees with disabilities may face discrimination in the form of failure to provide reasonable accommodations, harassment, or even wrongful termination. It is important for employees to understand their rights and know how to address discrimination if it occurs.
One example of disability discrimination in the workplace is an employer failing to provide reasonable accommodations for an employee with a disability. Reasonable accommodations include things like modifying work schedules, providing assistive technology, or making physical changes to the workplace. An employer is legally obligated to provide reasonable accommodations, as long as they do not create an undue hardship for the employer.
Another form of discrimination that employees with disabilities may face is harassment. Harassment can include offensive jokes, slurs, or even physical violence. It is important for employees to report any incidents of harassment to their employer and for employers to take appropriate action.
If you believe that you have been a victim of disability discrimination in the workplace, it is important to seek legal assistance. The Salusky Law Group is dedicated to fighting for the rights of employees with disabilities and can help you navigate the legal process.
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