Disability Discrimination Attorneys
We understand that it could be very difficult to be working at a job, especially if you are disabled. Our attorneys believe that no person should have to be treated differently just because they are disabled. Our experienced workplace discrimination attorneys are on your side and will be able to take on your disability discrimination claim in order to assert your rights.
It is illegal for your employer to discriminate against you because of your disability. It does not matter what type of disability it is, any discrimination is considered illegal. Our California and Nevada disability discrimination lawyers can help you. Call our attorneys today.
All employees deserve fair and equal treatment by their employers. There are state and federal protections available to employees who have a disability. Our California and Nevada disability attorneys stand up against those who take advantage of disabled workers rights.
What is Disability Discrimination?
According to the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, disability discrimination is when “an employer or other entity covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, or the Rehabilitation Act, as amended, treats a qualified individual with a disability who is an employee or applicant unfavorably because she has a disability.”
Disability discrimination cases could be a bit complex, especially since it requires very strong evidence to show when and how the discrimination occurred.
California Fair Employment and Housing Act
Under California Employment laws, employers are prohibited from discriminating against employees due to their disability. This includes both mental and physical disabilities. The disabilities of condition that makes performing essential functions difficult.
Examples of Disability Discrimination
- Changing employee’s duties
- Changing an employee’s hours
- Reducing an employee’s hours
- Relocating the employee
- Demoting the employee
- Firing the employee
- Using the higher the employee
Americans with Disabilities Act
Under Title one of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, employers are prohibited from discriminating against individuals in the following circumstances:
- Hiring and firing
- Training an employee
- Paying an employee
- During the job application process
Could My Employer Ask Me About My Disability?
Employers can ask a job applicant about the existence or the severity of the disability. A job offer however could be conditioned upon the fact that the potential employee takes a medical examination.
Do I have a right to disability accommodations at work?
California mandates that employers provide reasonable accommodations for disabled employees who request more accessibility.
Examples of reasonable accommodations include:
- Voice accessible computers
- Installing a handicap entrance
- Installing a handicap railing
- Installing a desk that is more convenient to a disabled employee who is permanently on a wheelchair
- Restructuring and reducing the disabled employees hours around the disability
- Allowing the employee unpaid medical leave
- Transferring the employee to another department that is less stressful to the employee
Above are just a couple circumstances of reasonable accommodations. Reasonable combinations differ depending on the disability discrimination claim you have. To determine if you have been wrongfully denied your disability accommodations by your employer, contact our top rated disability discrimination attorneys today.
One of the main reasons why many employees do not come forward in a workplace discrimination claim is because they are fearful that their employer would then fire them or get back at them for filing a lawsuit. However, it is very important to note that this is considered workplace retaliation. Your employer should not retaliate against you for filing a lawsuit. Our attorneys will represent you with any workplace retaliation claim. You should not have to be retaliated against for asserting your legal claims.
How much do our experienced disability discrimination attorneys cost?
Our California and Nevada experienced discrimination lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. This means that we will not charge you a fee unless we win a settlement or judgment in your favor. This means that if we don’t win anything in your favor, you do not have to pay us a single dollar. We understand that after facing workplace discrimination, many are left in financially weekend situation, and many are not able to afford an attorney. A contingency fee agreement in disability discrimination lawsuits allow attorneys to pursue your legal claims for you.
When do I have to file my disability discrimination claim?
It is important that you file your disability discrimination claim immediately if you believe you have been discriminated against at work. If you file the claim too late, you may lose your right to file a lawsuit. A claim must first be filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission before a civil lawsuit. A claim must be filed with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) within 300 days of when the discriminatory event occurred. Our top-rated attorneys advise that you file your discrimination claim as soon as possible to prevent you from losing your rights.
What kind of compensation could I receive for my disability discrimination lawsuit?
If you or a loved one have been a victim of discrimination because of your disability, you may be able to receive compensation for what has occurred. Our attorneys will investigate your disability discrimination claim, and determine the different types of damages you could possibly receive. Examples of compensation include:
- Front pay
- Back pay
- Access to reasonable accommodations
- Pain and suffering
- Legal fees
How Will Our California Nevada Disability Discrimination Lawyers Help?
- Our attorneys have decades of experience representing victims who have been discriminated against for their disabilities at work.
- Our attorneys handle the legal process, and take the stress off your shoulders while you focus on healing from your injuries.
- Our attorneys have strong relationships with top employment law experts in California and Nevada.
- Our attorneys will communicate with the other at fault parties, so you do not have to worry about communications yourself.
- Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, so you do not have to pay for us up front until we win a settlement or judgment in your favor.
- Our attorneys will work to gather as much evidence as possible done cover all evidence of disability discrimination.
- Our attorneys are not afraid of going to trial. If parties do not end up settling, our attorneys will take the case to trial to make sure you received the maximum compensation for your injuries.
Do I Need A Disability Discrimination Attorney?
If you have been a victim of discrimination at work, we understand that the future can seem a bit confusing. Many do not even realize that they have a possible discrimination claim against their employer until they meet with an attorney. If you think you have a discrimination claim against your employer, it is important that you seek legal assistance immediately, and to determine what the next possible steps are.
Contact Our California Nevada Disability Discrimination Attorneys
No one should be treated unfairly because they have a disability. Our attorneys are available 24/7 via phone and email, along with convenient offices around California and Nevada. We offer free no risk consultation where you could discuss your disability discrimination claim in the workplace, we can determine whether you have a valid claim, and what different strategies we can take for your claim. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.