Disability Discrimination Attorney Serving Los Angeles and California
Under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) individuals in the workplace or who seek to obtain work who have a disability are protected against unlawful discrimination by employers and managers.
Under FEHA a disability can include a physical, mental, or medical condition. The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) places a duty on employees to provide reasonable accommodation for employees who suffer from a disability. Common forms of discrimination in the workplace due to disability include:
- Discriminatory hiring practices and procedures;
- Wrongful termination due to a mental or physical disability;
- Failure to provide reasonable accommodations or unlawfully eliminating procedures that have previously been put in place; and
- Failure to advance employment opportunities or provide a raise in salary because of a disability.
If you or a loved one suffered from discrimination in the workplace, you may be entitled to compensation.
A History of Success in Providing Justice for Our Clients
The Joseph Farzam Law Firm is dedicated to protecting the rights of employees who have suffered discrimination by their employers because of their disabilities.
If you feel there has been discrimination at your workplace, you have been wrongfully terminated or not hired because of a disability, contact our workplace rights attorneys today. We have handled some of the most challenging employment rights and discrimination claims, successfully recovering tens of millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.
Employer Duties – California and Federal Disability Discrimination in the Workplace Lawsuits
In the state of California employment discrimination matters based on violations of FEHA are enforced by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing of (DFEH). Discrimination covers both mental and physical disabilities; these include:
- Mental Trauma and Anguish – Resulting in Post Traumatic Stress (PTDS), Depression, and Anxiety. Many of our heroic war veterans from our armed forces suffer mental issues once they arrive back to the United States. There has been a rise in unsympathetic employers who have discriminated against our military veterans due to their mental disabilities.
- Diseases – ranging from the failure to accommodate victims of cancer and diabetes to discriminatory practices against persons suffering from HIV and other communicable diseases
- Physical Disparities – Including failure to accommodate for wheelchair use, denial of employment for individuals who require the assistance of a wheelchair, war veteran amputees of arms or legs.
- Pregnancy Discrimination – many employers fail to provide reasonable accommodations for pregnant women including providing time off for their pregnancy or denial of the request to be transferred to less strenuous jobs within the company during and immediately after the pregnancy.
For more information visit these helpful and informative pages:
California State Handbook -Employment Discrimination based on Disability in the Workplace
Job Accommodation Network – Employers Practical Guide to Reasonable Accommodations Under the Americans with Disabilities Act
Legal Rights of Persons with Disability
Failure to Provide Reasonable Accommodations is a Violation of Federal and State Laws – American With Disabilities Act (ADA)
The ADA coverers employees who work at jobs with 15 or more workers. Employees protected under the ADA are termed as, “qualified employees with disabilities”. The term disability is usually interpreted as a condition by which a physical or mental impairment substantially limits one or more of one’s major life activities.
According to the ADA, reasonable accommodations can vary based on many factors including the industry standards and the disability of the individual worker at issue. Reasonable accommodation can include such things as:
- Providing a flexible schedule;
- Modifications to the work environment;
- Increased accessibility to and from work;
- Providing assistance equipment in the workplace;
- Providing time off so that an employee can seek treatment including leave for medical care; or
- Providing disabled workers with a less strenuous line of work.
If you have been denied reasonable accommodations at your place of work, contact our law firm today.
Los Angeles Disability Discrimination Attorneys Fighting for Worker Rights across California
The attorneys at the Joseph Farzam Law Firm have helped numerous clients with employment law matters throughout California. The employment attorneys at our firm understand how employees may feel after being poorly treated by their employers, which is why we strive to offer all of our clients compassionate, and reliable legal counsel and direction.
We have successfully taken on some of the larger companies in the nation and have collected tens of millions of dollars for our clients. To learn more about what we can do for you with respect to your workplace discrimination concerns, call us today. All initial consultations are free of charge.