Both California and Federal law give individuals with disabilities protection against discrimination in the workplace. Such laws provide equal opportunities for persons in California with disabilities to obtain employment and advance in their profession of choice. Employers must provide disabled persons with reasonable accomodations under these disbility laws so that they are able to perform their jobs.
California Employment for the Disabled
Both government and private employers are prohibited from discriminating against the disabled according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Employers in the state of are prohibited from considering an individual's disability when deciding to hire them, assign them a job position, or provide them with an advancement opportunity.
Employers in California must also provide any special equipment that the disabled person may require for performing duites, so long costs are reasonable. This is in addition to providing fair treatment. Furthermore, under the Americans with Disabilities Act, employers may not discriminate against individuals based upon their relation to disabled persons with special needs.
When do I need an Attorney in California?
California has numerous lawyers specializing in employment law and persons with disabilities. It can be helpful to consult with a lawyer who may be able to help guide you should difficulties come up.