Employers are prohibited from discriminating against individuals with disabilities or individuals perceived to have disabilities. Employers must also make reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities. If you have a disability and are qualified to do a job, you are protected from job discrimination on the basis of your disability. You have a disability under California law if you have a physical or mental impairment that limits a major life activity. You are also protected if you have a history of such a disability, or if an employer believes that you have such a disability, even if you don’t. It is unlawful to discriminate in employment practices such as: hiring, recruitment, job assignments, pay, lay off, firing, promotions, training, benefits, and leave. If you have a disability, you must also be qualified to perform the essential functions or duties of a job, with or without reasonable accommodation, in order to be protected from job discrimination. Reasonable accommodation may include: job restructuring, providing or modifying equipment or devices, providing readers or interpreters, making the workplace readily accessible to and usable by people with disabilities, part-time or modified work schedules, a leave of absence, or reassignment to a vacant position among others. It is also unlawful for an employer to retaliate against you because you request reasonable accommodation of your disability. You are also protected under the law if you are a victim of discrimination because of your family, business, social or other relationship or association with an individual with a disability.