San Diego Disability Discrimination and Accommodation Lawyer

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-depth understanding of the State and Federal Laws which provide numerous protections for disabled employees. If you suffer from either a physical or mental disability or illness and believe that you have been subjected to discrimination at work, please contact us at (858) 552-4900 for a free telephonic consultation. Evening and Weekend appointments are available upon request.

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!

Disability Discrimination Attorney in San Diego

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.

Disability Accommodation Representation

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-billion dollar corporation can reasonably afford an expensive accommodation that a “mom and pop” retail shop cannot. 

Due to the inherent complexities posed by accommodation cases, it is crucial that you retain an Employment Attorney who possesses an in-depth understanding of accommodation law, and keeps up with the most recent case law on the matter.

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.

Contact a San Diego Disability Discrimination & Accommodation Lawyer Today

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) 552-4900 to obtain answers to your questions.

Proudly representing clients throughout San Diego County since 1974, our lawyers will fight zealously to get you the justice that you deserve!


The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters and electronic mail. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Attorneys at JacksonLaw, LLP are licensed to practice law in the State of California.

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San Diego, CA 92121

Phone: (858) 552-4900

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