Your Employer May Be Required To Accommodate Your Disability

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Denis ZilberbergAugust 8, 2017Employee Rights

Many workers in California give their all to their jobs, knowing that by working hard and showing their aptitude, they are more likely to be able to hold on to their positions. The world of work is often competitive and it can be hard to find something that pays the bills. This is even more the case if you have a disability as it may limit the range of jobs that you are physically able to do. Despite these limitations, there may still be many positions that you are able to fill. However, in some circumstances the requirements of the job might need to be adjusted somewhat to accommodate you. Never be afraid to request that your employer takes steps to make things more accessible for you. He or she is required by law to make reasonable accommodations to enable you to do your job.

As this article on employment law explains, this can include offering a more flexible schedule, providing you with an interpreter, supplying equipment suited to your needs or even reassigning you to a position that is better suited to your requirements. If they refuse to do so, you may be able to file a claim against them for breaching your employee rights.

While this may seem like a big step to take, you deserve to receive the same respect and fair treatment as other employees. Furthermore, you deserve to be given the opportunity to work around your disability and continue doing your job. An attorney can advise you on your options and may be able to assist you with making your claim.


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