It is illegal to discriminate against an employee or potential employee on the basis of a mental or physical disability or handicap. If you are able to perform your job with reasonable accommodations, it is unlawful for an employer to discriminate on the basis of your disability. Failure to provide reasonable accommodations also constitutes unlawful workplace discrimination.
If you need a reasonable accommodation in order to perform the essential duties of your job, it is your responsibility to confidentially inform your employer of your disability. Your employer must then engage you in an interactive process to determine whether there is a reasonable accommodation that would work in your situation. Here at The Noble Law, we specialize in employment law, and if you get in touch with our employment law firm, we can help you understand your disability rights and advocate for you.