Los Angeles CA Disability Discrimination Lawyer
- An employee can become disabled in any number of ways.
- Some employees are disabled from workers compensation injuries.
- Others are disabled by accidents outside of work or because of other health problems.
- The employer’s obligation to stop Disability Discrimination is always the same in these circumstances.
- An employer should not deny employment, deny promotion, or terminate an employee because of a disability.
Americans with Disabilities Act & Fair Employment and Housing Act
In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) became law. This civil rights law prohibits discriminating against people with disabilities. But it is not the only law that protects you from Disability Discrimination. In fact, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) is the primary law that protects employees from discrimination, retaliation and harassment. In many ways, it offers broader protections against Disability Discrimination. FEHA protects mental or physical disabilities regardless of whether the conditions are presently disabling. It also covers medical conditions such as cancer.
Disability Discrimination and Reasonable Accommodation
Under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”), your employer is required to make Reasonable Accommodations to your work duties or work schedule so that you can perform the essential functions of your job within your physical restrictions. Unfortunately, employers can engage in Disability Discrimination at work in violation of FEHA without even realizing it. This is why it is important to stay informed regarding your rights as an employee.
Economic and emotional damages usually occur when these laws are violated. If you believe you may be disabled and have been the victim of Disability Discrimination it is important that you protect your case. In Los Angeles CA Disability Discrimination, Harassment or Retaliation should not force you to quit. Get help instead. We know how to fight against Disability Discrimination. We won’t pressure you and we won’t tell your employer. Call Hogie & Campbell for a Free Consultation at (714) 508-6422.
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