Facing Disability Discrimination in The Workplace?
A Los Angeles Disability Discrimination Lawyer Will Advocate For Your Legal Rights
If you have a chronic medical or mental disease, and believe your employer has either failed to provide you with reasonable accommodations, or fired you because of your problems, you may have a Federal or State cause of action against your employer. Employers do not fully understand the scope of those laws and often apply the rules incorrectly. A Los Angeles disability discrimination lawyer will help you determine which federal or state rules were violated by your employer.
Also, you do have the option of filing a complaint with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing or the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission. In addition, you have the option of filing a civil lawsuit on the State or Federal level. After filing a complaint, you should know the advantages and drawbacks to a State or Federal claim.
As a general rule, California law provides a more generous definition of disability. The Americans With Disabilities Act has a narrower view of disability. It states that there must be a substantial limitation. However, California law only requires a ‘limitation’ and lists medical conditions that are within its’ scope: HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, epilepsy, and even disorders that require physical therapy.
After filing a suit against your employer, it is natural for them to fight back. They counter the duty to provide reasonable accommodations by arguing that making adjustments would be too costly and too disruptive. The Employee’s lawyer could defeat this by pointing out a failure to consider other, less expensive options.
If you feel you have been a victim of disability discrimination, then contact Yadegar, Minoofar & Soleymani LLP today for a free consultation.