Welcome to the Law Firm of San Diego Employment Attorneys Paul Jackson and Jeffrey Jackson. At the Jackson Law Firm we have more than 40 years’ experience representing employees exclusively. Our lawyers fight diligently to protect the rights of plaintiff employees who have been subjected to illegal or discriminatory conduct in the workplace.
The seasoned Employment Law Attorneys at the Jackson Law Firm possess an in-
When experience and knowledge matter, it is crucial to contact an Employment Lawyer who possesses the requisite skills necessary to obtain justice on your behalf!
The Americans with Disabilities Act and the Fair Employment and Housing Act confer protections in the workplace upon the disabled to ensure that those with mental or physical disabilities are not treated differently by potential or current employers.
Failure to comply with the provisions set forth under the law may result in legal action to compensate disabled employees who have been harassed or discriminated against in the workplace.
Disability is very broadly defined under the law as any condition which causes a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one’s ability to perform major life activities. Disabilities which may invoke protections include but are not limited to the following:
In order to bring a viable cause of action based on Disability Discrimination, it must be demonstrated that the employee faced continuous, ongoing harassment or discrimination in the workplace. A single statement is not enough – the conduct must be egregious and it must be based on the employee’s disability.
It is generally illegal for employers to fail to accommodate persons with disabilities or to harass them or discriminate against them for requesting reasonable accommodations which would allow the employee to carry out their job duties, while providing time off for healthcare appointments.
Accommodation of disabilities is a complex issue and the laws as written by the legislature are rather vague. Therefore, the exact nature of the law is being constantly altered by the interpretive decisions of the courts. Many factors enter into the question of whether and to what extent a disability has to be accommodated.
First the employer has to be subject to the law. Employers with only a handful of employees are not generally required to offer accommodation.
Next, the employee has to be “disabled.” Minor illnesses and injuries do not qualify as disabilities. The longer and more serious the medical problem, the more likely it is to qualify as a disability.
Then accommodation has to be possible. The disability can’t be so severe that the employee cannot perform his or her duties (or the duties of an open alternative job) even with the accommodation. Employers are not required to keep employees on the payroll if they can’t work at all. An accommodation is supposed to be something that allows the employee to actually perform his or her job duties.
Also, the requested accommodation has to be “reasonable.” What is reasonable for one employer might be unreasonable for another. Consider costs. A multi-
Due to the inherent complexities posed by accommodation cases, it is crucial that you retain an Employment Attorney who possesses an in-
At the Jackson Law Firm, our lawyers are aggressive legal advocates who understand these complexities and read all of the current laws to best represent our clients’ interests.
If you feel that you have been the victim of disability discrimination in the workplace, or that you aren’t being given an accommodation you need, contact the experienced San Diego Employment Law Attorneys at the Jackson Law Firm by calling (858) 552-
Proudly representing clients throughout San Diego County since 1974, our lawyers will fight zealously to get you the justice that you deserve!
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