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.
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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.
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