09/12/2011 // Los Angeles, CA, USA // Keller Grover LLP // California employment lawyer Eric Grover
Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles Employment Lawyer News) — Every American has the right to work, regardless of their race, religion, sex or disability. To be wrongly discriminated against based on your disability is a direct violation of California employment laws and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), reports Eric Grover of Keller Grover LLP, a Los Angeles employment lawyer.
The ADA was enacted in 1990 to prevent discrimination against disabled individuals in the work force and requires employers and other businesses and places open to the public to provide “reasonable accommodations” for disabled and handicapped people.
According to the ADA, a disabled person is defined as someone who has physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; has a record of such an impairment; or is regarded as having such an impairment (even in the absence of an actual disability), states the Los Angeles employment attorney.
The California employment lawyer Eric Grover says disability employment laws require employers to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled employees, which may include:
• Restructuring the position or its duties so that the disabled employee can perform the work.
• Allowing the disabled employee to take additional unpaid leave for medical reasons and/or to use vacation for medical leave.
• Moving the employee to a vacant position or to a temporary light-duty position that accommodates their disability.
• Providing special equipment to assist the disabled employee to perform their work duties, as well assigning “non-essential” duties of the disabled employee’s job to another employee.
• Modifying the work schedule to accommodate the disability.
• Providing the employee with a qualified reader or interpreter to assist in their work duties.
“Failure to provide such accommodations is in violation of the ADA and California employment laws, which a handicapped employee may use as grounds for an employment lawsuit based on disability discrimination,” says the California employment lawyer, Eric Grover.
If you feel that you have been the victim of disability discrimination, it is important that you consult with an experienced California employment law firm knowledgeable in navigating the ever-changing employment law landscape. An employment law attorney can help you understand your rights and your options for handling your wrongful discrimination in the workplace, which may include filing an employment lawsuit.
“Discriminating against an employee based on their disabilities is not only wrong, it’s unlawful. America was built on hopes for prosperity and living the ‘American Dream,’ and just because someone has a disability doesn’t mean they shouldn’t have the right to work in a healthy work environment and earn that dream,” asserts the Los Angeles employment discrimination lawyer.
The employment and disability discrimination lawyers at Keller Grover LLP are experienced in handling employment law cases. If you or someone you love has been a victim of wrongful termination, workplace discrimination or harassment based on race, sex, age, and disability, or you believe your wage and hour rights were violated, contacting a knowledgeable Los Angeles employment lawyer can help get the justice you deserve.
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