An employer cannot take adverse action against you due to your physical or mental disability.  Moreover, they are required to engage in a timely interactive process with you to determine if your disability can be accommodated at the workplace.  A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are done that helps employees or applicants with disabilities do their job.

If your employer has 5 or more employees, then the employer is required to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with physical or mental disabilities to apply for jobs and to perform the essential functions of their job unless it would cause an undue hardship.  Examples of reasonable accommodations include:

  • Changing job duties
  • Providing leave for medical care
  • Changing work schedules
  • Transferring to a different location

If you believe your employer has discriminated against you due to your disability and/or refused to grant you a reasonable accommodation, please contact us for a free evaluation.