In California, employers are legally required to provide reasonable accommodations for disabled employees. A reasonable accommodation is any change or modification to the workplace or the nature of an employee’s duties/work performance expectations that allows an individual with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job. There are several examples of reasonable accommodations that California employers may be legally required to make for disabled employees, including:
It’s important to note that the reasonable accommodations will vary depending on the employee’s individual needs and the specific requirements of the job. Employers are not required to make accommodations that would cause an undue hardship to the employer, which is defined as an action that would be too difficult or too expensive to implement.
An employer who doesn’t make reasonable accommodations for an employee with a disability may be engaging in an illegal form of workplace discrimination in California. However, because it can be difficult to know what does and doesn’t constitute a reasonable accommodation, it may be challenging for an employee to determine if their employer has broken the law.
It’s wise to consult with a lawyer in these circumstances. At The Rager Law Firm, a Los Angeles disability discrimination attorney will review your case and explain your potential legal options. For more information, contact us online or call us at 310-527-6994.
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