What doI do if myemployer wants to put me on unpaid leave because of a skin condition stating that it is unsanitary in the workplace?

I am a massage therapist with psoriasis head to toe but only do massage with my hands which are not affected. I can barely survive on what I make when I’m working.

Asked on November 5, 2011 under Employment Labor Law, California


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

You should speak with an employment law attorney to discuss this matter in greater detail, but there is a good chance you do not have any recourse.

While an employer may not discriminate against an employee due to a disability (I'm assuming for this purpose that psoriasis would qualify as a disability, but note that not all medical conditions to), but that merely requires the employer to make

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