California Disability Discrimination Lawyers
Life is difficult enough without feeling like you are being treated differently. Regardless of what your disability is, you don’t deserve to be discriminated against. We can protect your rights. Our California disability discrimination lawyers can help. Call Myers Law Group today.
Examples of Disability Discrimination
Your boss cannot hire or fire someone based on their level of disability. No promotions or demotions can be made based on disability. If someone is fired or demoted because of a disability, this is a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are facing a situation like this, you are entitled to take legal action against your employer. You have grounds to bring forward a lawsuit to get compensation to repair damages of disability discrimination.
The following are examples of disability discrimination:
Jeremy stocks the shelves in a grocery store. He has a back problem. It prevents him from lifting heavy items. His job recently change their requirements and he is now required to lift 50 pounds or more, but his limitations are 30 pounds. His coworkers made it so he was given the lighter items to lift and they would take the ones that were too heavy for Jeremy.
His employer finds out about this and fires Jeremy. Jeremy makes a claim that he was fired based on disability discrimination. He claims that the heavy lifting was not a necessity, that his employers did nothing to accommodate his restrictions and decided to fire him.
This would be considered failure to provide reasonable accommodations for a disabled worker. A simple adjustment to the workload for Jeremy to help him do his job would have been reasonable. Because they chose to fire him, it was a lawsuit.
Other reasonable accommodations would be:
- Getting a handicap entrance into an office building
- Providing a software that reads out loud to a blind employee
- Allowing a disabled employee to get a desk that will accommodate their wheelchair
Lastly, you may even experience a circumstance where you don’t have a physical disability but you have someone in your household who requires your intensive care. An employer that does not hire you because you have someone at home with a disability is discrimination.
The main reason people don’t come forward with their stories of discrimination is fear of retaliation. You have every right to bring a claim forward. It is totally unacceptable for you to be fired or punished for telling HR or your supervisor that you are being discriminated against. We can take legal action to protect you from retaliation. This is a worry that many employees have. We don’t want you to feel like you cannot try to find justice. It is your right to have justice. We will protect that right.
Am I Experiencing Disability Discrimination?
Have you been passed up for a promotion? Are you suspecting that you didn’t get hired because of your disability? Are your coworkers treating you differently?
All of this may point to disability discrimination. The best way to determine if you are a victim of disability discrimination is to talk about your experiences with our California disability discrimination lawyers.
Sit down and tell your story. We are here to listen. We will determine what legal action you should take. If you are a victim of discrimination, it is not always plainly clear.
How a California Disability Discrimination Lawyers Can Help
You have to deal with a lot of stress in your life. Our goal is to take some of the pressure off of you, and get you the help you need. No one thinks they have to deal with an employment law case until it’s happening to them. You have your own job and your own priorities. Becoming an expert in defending yourself in a disability claim likely isn’t something you have time to do. That’s why you need to hire a California disability discrimination lawyer as soon as you can.
When to Seek Legal Help
If you are a victim of discrimination, it may be hard to know what to do next. You may have an employee handbook to turn to. Try to follow those steps and take any action you need to take. Obviously, this isn’t an option if you’ve been fired or weren’t hired based on discrimination. In those cases, it is best to go straight to a California disability discrimination lawyer.
Call Our California Disability Discrimination Lawyers Today
You don’t deserve to be treated unfairly because of your disability. We understand how terrible this feels. We want to help. Call today. Let’s get a plan built for you.
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