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Good day, my name is Brandon. I am a licensed California attorney. A person's medical condition doesn't preclude them from being fired when they can't perform at the job. The challenge for the employer is documenting that the cause of termination has nothing to do with the employee's disability, and that the problem couldn't have been corrected with reasonable accommodation (if requested by the employee). If it's simply a matter of the employee not being able or willing to do their job correctly, nothing would generally stop the employer from terminating. The laws protecting disabled employees in the workplace are intended to act as a shield against unfair retaliation from the employer, not as a sword against the employer if terminated fairly.
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