Workplace Disability Discrimination
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires employers to give mentally and physically handicapped individuals the same opportunities as all others so long as they are able to perform their job duties. They must also make reasonable accommodations for workers with special needs. Any violation of these regulations may instigate a discrimination lawsuit.
Do you feel as if you’ve been penalized at work just because of your disability? Do not let such injustice go unpunished. Contact the Kenton Koszdin Law Office to get help with your workplace disability discrimination claim in southern California. You may be entitled to a large settlement from the offending company. Call us today at (800) 438-7734 to learn more. We offer free in-home consultations!
What Is the Definition of Disability?
Just because you have a medical condition does not necessarily mean you are disabled. In order to be protected by disability discrimination laws, you must be able to establish your disability in one of three ways:
- You have a physical or mental condition that severely limits a major ability (such as walking, talking or learning).
- You already have a confirmed history of a disability (e.g. your cancer is in remission).
- Your physical or mental impairment is expected to be neither short-lived nor minor.
If you haven’t already, you should get a medical evaluation of your debilitation to determine whether it qualifies you as disabled.
What Constitutes Job Disability Discrimination?
The law prohibits the following actions and behaviors which can constitute job disability discrimination on part of the employer:
- Discriminating against disabled persons when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring and firing, benefits, promotions, training, etc.;
- Harassing an employee because s/he has a disability;
- Failure to provide reasonable accommodation to an employee or job applicant with a disability;
- Penalizing an employee or applicant because they have a relationship with a disabled person;
- Asking job applicants medical questions or forcing them to take a medical exam before extending an offer (employers have the right to perform these actions after a job is offered so long as all new employees face the same requirements);
Fighting Against Unjust Treatment of Disabled Individuals in Los Angeles
If you have encountered any of the above as a disabled employee or job applicant, then you most definitely should speak with a Los Angeles workers’ compensation lawyer at the Kenton Koszdin Law Office. Chances are you have a strong case, but you may not be able to handle your case effectively alone. Please let us provide you with the legal representation you need to achieve an optimal outcome.
At the Kenton Koszdin Law Office, we do not tolerate mistreatment of disabled individuals. We will fight aggressively to protect your rights and attain justice from the employer that wronged you. Contact our office today for a free consultation.