Practice Areas

Disability Discrimination

Under the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), an employer must provide a “reasonable accommodation” to an employee with a disability if the accommodation makes it possible for the employee to perform the essential functions of his or her job. When an employee with a disability requests an accommodation of their disability, the employer must engage in an interactive process with the employee in good faith to determine if and what reasonable accommodation can be made so the employee can continue doing their job. Failure to so engage in the interactive process and failure to provide a reasonable accommodation is a violation of a disabled persons civil rights. Additionally, these violations are typically committed in conjunction with the termination of the disabled employee’s employment.

The loss of a job is a serious set back for most people. For a person with a disability it can be tremendously devastating. Finding a new job can often be an almost insurmountable challenge when prospective employers know of your disability.

At the Cochran Firm we truly care about the well-being of all individuals and discrimination against the disabled is particularly egregious. Every human being deserves to be treated with dignity, respect and fairness. We proudly represent the disabled in pursuit of justice and equal opportunities the law provides when such injustices occur.