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Disability Discrimination And Disability Harassment

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 your place of employment.

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 laws include:

  • 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
  • Installing handrails
  • Modifications of equipment or work-related devices
  • Use of assistive equipment and technology

At The Law Offices of Rutger Heymann, I can assist you in negotiations with your employer. If litigation is necessary to bring your employer into compliance with the requirements of the ADA, I am an experienced and skilled litigation attorney with a track record of success.

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 located in San Jose, California. Call 408-404-8591 or email to schedule a consultation today with an experienced lawyer.