Rights of Employees
Franklin Lakes, New Jersey Attorneys Protecting Disabled Employees
In addition to prohibiting disability discrimination in the workplace, both New Jersey and New York law require employers to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled employees to allow them to perform their jobs and remain employed. Reasonable accommodations can include changes to the way you perform your job duties, special equipment or technology and other forms of assistance to allow you to perform your job. Depending on the circumstance, reasonable accommodations also can include time off to recover from a disability so you can return to work.Lawyers Helping Disabled Employees Obtain Necessary Accommodations
In both New Jersey and New York State, employers are required to provide accommodations to disabled employees only if they are “reasonable.” Generally, that means the costs do not outweigh the benefits.
In addition, employers are not required to eliminate an essential job function to accommodate a disabled employee. However, a company can be required to change the way an essential function is performed if doing so is not unreasonable.
The law is even better in New York City. Employees who work in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens or Staten Island may be entitled to accommodations that are unreasonable. For more information, please read our article: Extended Medical Leave Can Be Reasonable Accommodation Under New York Law.
If you request assistance, your company must open an interactive dialog with you to determine if and how it can accommodate your disability. However, if there is more than one way to help you, the company has the right to decide which one to provide.Helping Employees Who Need Reasonable Accommodations for Their Disabilities
Our employment law attorneys are experienced at helping handicapped or disabled employees who need to request reasonable accommodations from their employers. Similarly, we have represented numerous employees who have been denied reasonable accommodations, many of whom have lost their jobs as a result. If you need a reasonable accommodation or if your employer has refused to provide one to you please either contact us online or call us at (973) 744-4000.Interesting Information About Franklin Lakes
The Borough of Franklin Lakes is located in Bergen County, New Jersey. It was incorporated in 1922. Prior to that, it was part of Franklin Township, which included a large portion of northwestern Bergen County. Known for its lakes, ponds and streams, Franklin Lakes has approximately 10,590 residents. Several major companies, including Becton Dickinson and Express Scripts (formerly Medco Health Solutions) have their corporate headquarters in Franklin Lakes. The Borough also is the setting for The Real Housewives of New Jersey and was the location for MTV’s My Super Sweet 16 and VH1's My Big Fat Fabulous Wedding.Coming to Our Office From Franklin Lakes
If you are coming from Franklin Lakes you can get to our office by taking Route 208 South to the Garden State Parkway South. Stay on the Parkway for approximately 5 miles and take Exit 154. Bear left for Route 46 West, which you will take to Valley Road. Turn right onto Valley Road, take the U-turn on your left and then continue until you reach Bellevue Avenue. Turn right onto Bellevue and then take an immediate left onto Upper Montclair Plaza. We are at 52 Upper Montclair Plaza in Upper Montclair, New Jersey.