Medical Accommodations Attorneys
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Many state and federal laws exist designed specifically to protect the rights of people who need medical accommodations at work due to a medical condition. Unfortunately, some employers don’t respect such rules and regulations. When they don’t, it’s critical that individuals take strong legal action to hold them accountable for their actions.
Our dedicated employment law attorneys at Gibson Law, LLC, in Cincinnati and Dayton can help you every step of the way. We’re familiar with the state and federal laws in Ohio governing these legal cases. We know what strategies often work. That’s why we want to meet with you and start building the strongest possible legal case.
Our employment lawyers bring a unique perspective to such cases. Attorneys Bradley L. Gibson and Angela J. Gibson previously represented employers in employment law cases. Now, we work exclusively for workers just like you. Allow us to put our knowledge and expertise to work on your case. Schedule an appointment with an employment attorney who knows how to do the job right.
What is a medical accommodation?
State and federal laws clearly state that companies must provide accommodations in the workplace due to a medical condition. A medical condition can be an ailment or injury that limits the work an employee can perform, the length of time they can work or other physical demands that require assistance to perform a particular job.
Employees may have similar restrictions due to the medical conditions of others. For example, employees may need time off to care for a family member, for the birth of a child or the placement of a child in foster care.
Employees are entitled to workplace accommodations for medical reasons under federal and state law. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Ohio law, employers are required to provide workplace accommodations in specific circumstances. Failure to do so is a clear violation of such laws.
What are common medical accommodations?
Examples of some accommodations employers typically must provide for medical reasons may include:
- Granting an employee time off from work, such as extended medical leave (possibly weeks or months), irrespective of the employer’s leave or attendance policy. Such time off is allowed under medical leave and FMLA rules and guidelines.
- Changing an employee’s schedule, including when the employee arrives and/or leaves from work, or reducing the employee’s schedule altogether as allowed under the FMLA.
- Assigning to other employees certain job duties the employee cannot perform as a result of his or her medical condition.
- Reassigning an employee to an open position which is more accommodating to the employee’s medical condition.
Employees are entitled to such accommodations if they are a “reasonable accommodation” as outlined in the ADA. However, what is considered “reasonable” may differ depending on who’s deciding what is a reasonable accommodation. If there’s a dispute and you believe you have the right to a reasonable medical accommodation, talk to a lawyer right away.
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The stakes can often be very high in such cases. Depending on the details of your legal matter, your case could potentially be worth thousands of dollars or even more, especially if you were wrongfully terminated simply for requesting a medical accommodation at work.
Put your trust in a law firm that puts your legal needs first. Contact us for a consultation with a member of our legal team. We have offices in Cincinnati and Dayton.
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