Reasonable Accommodation

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It is against the law for an employer to fail to provide reasonable accommodations to employees who have a known physical or mental disability. If the employer fails to do so, it must show that such an accommodation would cause undue hardship to its business operation.

The California Fair Employment and Housing Act states that a reasonable accommodation includes:

  1. "Making existing facilities used by employees readily accessible to, and usable by, individuals with disabilities
  2. Job restructuring, part-time or modified work schedules, reassignment to a vacant position, acquisition or modification or equipment or devices, adjustment or modifications of examinations, training materials or policies, the provision of qualified readers or interpreters, and other similar accommodations for individuals with disabilities."

Additionally, a reasonable accommodation can include providing accrued paid leave or additional unpaid leave for treatment of the employee's condition, even if his or her FMLA leave has already been used.

Determining a reasonable accommodation can also include an interactive process between an employer and employee. If the employer cannot accommodate work restrictions, it has a duty to work with the employee to find solutions, if possible. The interactive process must be entered into in good faith and should determine the essential job functions and determine what tasks can be moved to another job type, or have lower workflow. This could entail finding the employee a new position or demanding less work from him or her.

Knowledgeable Burbank Disabled Employment Rights Attorney

If you are experiencing employment disability discrimination based on a failure to accommodate, The Law Office of Omid Nosrati can help. Santa Monica reasonable accommodation attorney Omid Nosrati is a strong advocate for his clients. He will work diligently on your case, employing a wide range of investigative techniques and strategies on your behalf to help your case.

Call The Law Office of Omid Nosrati at (310) 553-5630 or send an email to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced lawyer. Evening and weekend appointments are available and no fee is charged unless you recover compensation.