Reasonable Accommodations

Disabled employees may request their employers to reasonably accommodate any work limitations caused by the disability.

Reasonable accommodations are modifications or adjustments employers make to allow disabled employees to perform the essential functions of their jobs. Reasonable accommodations can include:

  • paid or unpaid leave of absence for treatment or recovery
  • delegation of non-essential job duties
  • time off for medical appointments
  • flexible work schedule
  • allowing work from home
  • modification of employer policies or expectations
  • transfer to a vacant position
  • making work stations and facilities readily accessible
  • job restructuring or other tools allowing disabled employees to perform their jobs

Do you need reasonable accommodations for your disability?

California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and federal law require employers to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled employees if the accommodations do not cause undue hardship, such as significant expense or difficulty.

Has your employer denied your request for reasonable accommodations? Has your employer wrongfully terminated or otherwise retaliated against you because of your request?

At Minnis & Smallets, our lawyers have protected the legal rights of many disabled executives, professionals, and employees who need reasonable accommodations to perform the essential functions of their jobs. Please call us at 1-415-551-0885 or use our contact form.