Both state and federal law prohibit employers from discriminating against disabled individuals in the workplace. Even if you have a disability, your job is protected if you can perform the essential functions of your job with or without a reasonable accommodation. In other words, if you are disabled, but your employer can make an alteration to your job to allow you to perform it, then your employer must do so, unless such an alteration would be extremely expensive, or you pose a serious threat to your own health and safety or the health and safety of others in your workplace. Such alterations can include providing you with special equipment, modifying your job hours, flexibility in the enforcement of work rules, time off, or a transfer to an open position. If your employer refuses to accommodate your disability, takes an adverse action against you because of your disability, or retaliates against you for requesting an accommodation, then you may have a claim for disability discrimination.
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