Employment Lawyer Rutger Heymann is a member of the California Sate Bar and provides
legal services throughout the San Jose and the South Bay Areas including the cities
of Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Cupertino, Milpitas, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Menlo Park,
Redwood City and Foster City, as well as the communities within and adjacent to the
Santa Clara Valley (Silicon Valley), from San Francisco to Gilroy, and from Walnut
Creek to Oakland, Alameda, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore and Hollister.
The law prohibits discrimination against you if you have a disability. Even if you
have a perceived disability (for example, if you have recovered from cancer but your
employer still regards you as disabled) you may not be discriminated against.
The law also requires that employers provide reasonable accommodation for individuals
who have disabilities. These disabilities could be physical, mental, or the result
of a permanent chronic condition. Examples of disabilities include: Cancer, Diabetes,
Carpal Tunnel or Repetitive Stress Syndrome, Depression, Bipolar Condition and Recovering
Alcoholism. If your employer has failed to make reasonable accommodations for you
to do your job, or failed to discuss types of accommodation with you, on the basis
of your disability, you may be entitled to compensation for discrimination at place
The law also protects you from being harassed if you have a disability, and protects
you from hostile comments or actions targeting your disability.
At the Law Offices of Rutger Heymann, I help employees with disabilities bring workplace
disability discrimination and disability harassment claims.
Disability Discrimination in the Workplace
Whenever you have a disability or serious medical condition, your case may involve
other federal and state laws in addition to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), such as the Family and
Medical Leave Act (FMLA), California Family Rights Act (CFRA), or your rights under
a short or long term disability plan. I am an employment law attorney who is very
experienced in disability discrimination cases, and we will fight to help you eliminate
disability discrimination and disability harassment in your workplace.
Failure to Accommodate for a Disability
One way in which disability discrimination occurs is when an employer fails or refuses
to make reasonable accommodations for employees who need assistance in order to do
their jobs. Examples of reasonable accommodation under federal disability discrimination
Providing specialized equipment or altering a workstation
Providing a handicapped-accessible bathroom or entrance ramp
Providing TTY equipment for a hearing-impaired worker
Altering some job tasks or adjusting work policies
Reassignment to a vacant position
Transferring the employee to a different location within the company
Modifications of equipment or work related devices
Contact Attorney Rutger Heymann for Disability Discrimination Help
Contact me for aggressive representation in your discrimination or harassment claim
involving your medical condition or disability. I help people throughout the Bay
Area from my law office ocated in San Jose, California. Call 408-297-7100 or email
to schedule a consultation today with an experience lawyer.