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Does My California Employer Have to Accommodate My Disability?

Posted on November 30, 2020
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California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) makes it illegal for employers to discriminate against employees with physical or mental disabilities. In fact, California employers have an affirmative obligation to take steps to make sure that disabled employees are provided reasonable accommodations at work for their disability so that they actually can continue to work, despite their disability. Specifically, employers must provide reasonable accommodation for employees who, because of their disability, are unable … Read More

What Are My Rights as a Pregnant Employee in California?

Posted on February 11, 2020
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According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), almost 47 percent of workers in the nation are women. Many of these women will become pregnant at least once during their working years.  Historically, pregnant women have been subjected to unwarranted harassment and discrimination by their employers.  Fortunately, both federal and state laws exist to help pregnant employees fight back for their rights. Yet, even with these strict laws in place, pregnancy discrimination … Read More

What Are the Different Kinds of Disability Discrimination in the Workplace?

Posted on January 13, 2020

Federal and state laws protect disabled workers. The goal of these laws is to increase the employment of people with disabilities. Yet, even with these protections, only 40 percent of adults with disabilities have a job. Furthermore, disabled workers who do not have jobs often face unnecessary hurdles and obstacles in the workforce. One of these hurdles is disability discrimination in the workplace. Although it is illegal, it still occurs with alarming … Read More

How to Fight Against Disability Discrimination in the Workplace

Posted on October 7, 2019

Living with a disability is already a difficult situation. However, many people also face disability discrimination in the workplace. If you are facing such a problem, then there are a few steps you should take right away. These include: Understanding the Law There are several sets of California and federal laws, including the Americans With Disability Act (ADA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act, that were created to protect employees from … Read More

Am I Eligible for Pregnancy Disability Leave in California?

Posted on September 4, 2014

Pregnancy is a protected trait under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”). This means that you have pregnant employee rights and an employer may not discriminate against you due to your pregnancy. You cannot be fired because of taking a leave from your job due to pregnancy. In addition, you may be entitled to certain benefits while on pregnancy leave. Eligibility for Pregnancy Disability Leave in California Not every woman who … Read More

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