Can My Disability Affect My Employer’s Decision Making?

Our Los Angeles Labor Lawyers Discuss Protections Given to Disabled Workers

Disabled workers are protected by federal law. An employer cannot make employment decisions based on an employee’s disability. Also, your employer cannot make employment decisions based on a perceived disability. If your employer thinks that you are disabled, even if you are not, then they cannot make decisions based on that perception. At Yadegar, Minoofar & Soleymani LLP, our attorneys recognize that disabled employees deserve respect in the workplace. In the following video, our Los Angeles labor lawyer Navid Yadegar reviews the laws protecting disabled employees from employer misconduct.

Video Transcript

Under California and federal law, employees with disabilities have a special protection, and employers cannot make employment decisions based on an employee’s disability or perceived disability. In other words, not only is it illegal for an employer to make employment decisions based on a disability, even if an employee is not disabled but an employer makes employment decisions because they perceive the employee to be disabled or they believe the employee is disabled, then an employer can be sued for discriminating on the basis of disability.

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