Disability Accommodations Attorney in Laguna Beach, CA
If you believe that you have been the victim of disability discrimination in the workplace because you suffer from either a physical disability or a mental disability, or if you are a disabled employee and your employer is refusing to provide you with reasonable accommodations, you need an experienced Employment Lawyer fighting for you. Laguna Beach Employment Attorney Geniene Stillwell and the lawyers of the Stillwell Law Office are dedicated to vigorously protecting Employee Rights.
The Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), enforced by the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) respectively, provide protection for employees who have physical or mental disabilities.
The FEHA and the ADA prohibit discrimination and/or harassment by employers or coworkers on the basis of an individual’s disability or perceived disability. They also require employers to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled individuals, unless it would cause the employer “undue hardship.”
Disability is broadly defined under the FEHA as any physical or mental impairment that limits a major life activity. Under both the FEHA and ADA, employers are prevented from refusing to hire, promote or provide benefits to individuals because of a disability. They are also prevented from firing an employee on the basis of disability.
Under the ADA’s guidelines, “reasonable accommodations” include but are not limited to:
Making the facilities accessible for disabled employees
Acquiring or modifying existing equipment for use by disabled employees
Modification of work schedules
Adjusting company policies
Allowing time off for medical treatment
Disability discrimination and accommodations cases against employers can become extremely complex, specifically in regards to providing reasonable accommodations to employees and undue hardship. Because of the complexity of these cases, you need an experienced Employment Lawyer fighting for you. Attorney Geniene Stillwell has 30 years' experience in employment litigation and has obtained several multi-million dollar verdicts on behalf of individual employees. We can help you fight disability discrimination in the workplace.
If you are an employee with a physical or mental disability and you believe that you have been the victim of disability discrimination, please fill out our Employment and Labor Law Case Evaluation Form and a representative from the Stillwell Law Office will contact you to discuss your case.
For immediate assistance, call Employment Lawyer Geniene Stillwell and the attorneys at the Stillwell Law Office today at (949) 541-2731 to schedule a consultation.
We are located in Laguna Beach, California and represent clients throughout Southern California.
For immediate assistance, call Employment Lawyer Geniene Stillwell and the attorneys at the Stillwell Law Office today at (949) 494-4744 to schedule a consultation.