Los Angeles Disability Discrimination Lawyers
Providing the Guidance You Need
Disability discrimination should never happen. Yet tragically, even with the progress society has been made through anti-discrimination laws for people with disabilities or illnesses, employers still discriminate or fail to provide the reasonable accommodations which they have promised—and are legally required—to give employees who need them. Too often, supervisors and managers only make the most minimal efforts before eventually simply terminating employees with disabilities.
If you have suffered on account of your employer unjustly denying you proper accommodations, or have even lost your job or been denied benefits (like a promotion) on account of your disability, remember that the law is on your side. You do not have to endure emotional pain, as well as the financial stress of losing your salary or benefits, all on your own. At King & Siegel LLP, our Los Angeles disability discrimination attorneys are determined to fight for your rights.
Contact us now for a free consultation at (213) 214-3757 so that our employment lawyers can give you the answers you are searching for.
Who Is Covered Under the Disability Laws of California?
Many people are confused about who counts as having a disability under California law. You may be surprised to learn that the legal definition is very broad in its protections.
California laws safeguard the rights of people who not only have had disabilities from birth, but those who have suffered any disease, condition, anatomical loss, disorder, or disfigurement which has hindered their ability to easily participate in key life activities, including talking, walking, seeing, hearing, learning, and most importantly working.
If you have recently had cancer that is in remission, or any other medical impairment or condition – temporary or permanent – you are entitled to fair treatment. It is important to remember that those with mental or emotional conditions related to clinically diagnosed anxiety, diabetes, heart disease, depression, post-natal stress, or ADHD also count, among many others.
What Are Examples of Discrimination?
It is crucial to understand that not all prejudice against disability looks the same. You could even be facing multiple kinds and causes of bias in the workplace.
Discrimination against those with disabilities spans across a wide array of circumstances, which include:
- The employer’s failure to reasonable accommodate an employee’s medical condition or disability, including job restructuring, flexible work arrangements, remote work, part-time or modified work schedules, and other similar accommodations.
- Firing a person with a disability on account of making a request for an accommodation.
- The employer’s refusal to grant leave to the person who needs it, either under under the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) or the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), or under FEHA in accordance with a medical need.
- An employer or company’s refusal to hire an employee who is qualified for a position, simply on account of their actual or perceived disability, or that of their family members.
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