Workplace Disability Access & Accomodation

This section will give you general guidelines for how to best prepare yourself for court.

Ask questions and get answers, in real time, right here on the Internet, from live law librarians throughout California.

If you cannot afford the filing fee or other court costs, you may qualify to have these fees and costs waived by the court.

Whatever the reason, you have the right to represent yourself, to be your own lawyer in all cases in California.

The Constitution; Executive and Administrative Laws; County, Appellate, Supreme Court, and Federal Districts; State Legislation; and Legal Guides.

ADR is usually less formal, less expensive, and less time-consuming than a trial.

A detailed explanation of what the law covers.

How does AB 925 help find employment for people with disabilities? Is AB 925 an insurance or entitlement program?

Federal civil rights laws that ensure equal opportunity for people with disabilities.

The general rule in California is that employees are considered to employed "at will," meaning that they may be fired at any time by their employers, for any reason or for no reason at all. However, there are important exceptions to the "at will" rule.

A union owes a duty of fair representation to all of the workers it represents. This duty requires that the union act fairly, impartially, and without ill will or discrimination when pursuing a worker"s grievance or when negotiating a new contract with the employer.

Browse through the statewide disability rights advocacy organization's publications, which cover many areas of the law.

How you should be classified and your rights.

The federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), the major laws covering individuals with disabilities, do not affect your employer’s right to prohibit alcohol and illegal drug use at the workplace. Employment rules prohibiting such drug or alcohol use are permissible.

Reasonable accommodations are changes made to a job or the workplace to enable an employee or job applicant to successfully perform the position"s basic duties,to protect health, and to obtain the same benefits of employment as other workers.

What kinds of protections and solutions are offered for people with disabilities? Your rights when applying for a job, interviewing, working on the job, resolving disputes, and taking leaves.

The Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and ADA grant leaves of absence.

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If your question is not addressed, please feel free to contact the Office of Disability Employment Policy at InfoODEP@dol.gov

Employment and housing discrimination.