Employers are required to help their injured or handicapped employees return to or remain at work. Employers are required to work with injured employees to help them perform their job or return to work after being injured. Employers must provide “reasonable accommodation” to injured and disabled employees.
The type of accommodation that is considered reasonable depends on your job and on the type of employer. For example, if you are a nurse working in a ward with obese patients, the employer might be required to transfer you to another nursing station that does not require you to lift patients. Sometimes an accommodation can be as simple as allowing you to work part-time or to provide extra sick leave.
You should contact us immediately if you are injured or disabled and your employer is not providing reasonable accommodation. We can negotiate directly with your employer or help you negotiate effectively. We have also successfully prosecuted disability discrimination lawsuits.