Representation for Victims of Disability Discrimination
In California, you are considered disabled if you have a condition that
limits one or more major activities (such as breathing, seeing, walking,
caring for yourself, working, socializing, reading eating, hearing, speaking,
etc.). To be considered a disabling condition, the disability must be
perceived as long-standing or permanent. Speak with Attorney Bill Marder
of Marder Employment Law to discuss your experience with disability discrimination.
You will only be charged for payment if there is a recovery.
Bill Marder has recovered millions of dollars for his clients. Call him
at (888) 796-4010 to get started with a
free initial consult.
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, you are a part of a protected
class if you suffer from a disability. As a result, it is illegal for:
- An employer to discharge you because of your physical/mental handicap.
- An employer to fail to promote you because of your physical/mental handicap.
- An employer to fail to hire you because of your physical/mental handicap.
- An employer to mistreat you because of your physical/mental handicap.
What is an employer's responsibility?
An employer must provide workplace facilities access for disabled individuals,
reassignment to a vacant position for which the disabled employee is qualified,
part-time or modified work schedules and modified equipment to accommodate
a disabled employee. However, the accommodations must not impose an "undue
hardship" on the business.
If an employer failed to accommodate your special needs (such as declining
valid medical leaves of absence or extensions of medical leaves of absence),
failed to grant you leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
or discharged you for requesting accommodations, you could have a disability
discrimination case on your hands. If you have a rightful claim, you could
be entitled to compensation for your lost salary, benefits, and pain and
suffering. In some instances, you may be entitled to punitive damages.
How a Hollister Employment Attorney Can Help
To win a claim, you must prove that you have a disability that you are
capable of performing the essential functions of a job with or without
reasonable accommodation, and that you were unlawfully discriminated against
because of your disability. It is important to have a qualified Hollister
employment lawyer representing you. Your attorney can evaluate the facts
of your case, negotiate your requests with your employer, and investigate
the details of your case to build a strong lawsuit. Your lawyer will be
by your side to protect your rights.
For more information about your rights as a disabled individual and to
file a disability claim,
contact Marder Employment Law
at (888) 796-4010 today!