Many Americans live their lives with a disability. Unfortunately, prejudices exist in regards to the perception of how disabilities impact one’s workplace performance. Fortunately there are state and federal laws which protect workers who are able to perform their required tasks in spite of a disability. An employer who violates these laws may be held liable for doing so. Our Santa Ana disability discrimination lawyers assist Orange County employees who have been the victims of such prejudice. Contact our office today to speak with an attorney.
Orange County labor law attorneys assisting disabled residents of Santa Ana, Anaheim, and Irvine
Both state and federal law protect disabled persons from discrimination in the workplace. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), an employer must provide “reasonable accommodations” to a disabled employee so they can do their job. Such accommodations may include wheelchair access, a computer specially fitted for one who is blind, etc. If an employer does not make such accommodations then they may be in violation of the law. Also, companies may not discriminate against the disabled – such discrimination may include refusal to hire a person, wrongful termination, passing one over for a promotion, and more. Such discrimination may also subject an employer to liability.
Complaints brought under the ADA are heard through the federal system while state claims are made by lodging a case with the FEHA. If the matter is not resolved through an administrative agency then the employer will be given the right to sue. A lawsuit is initiated by filing a Complaint with the Court. After discovery, the process by which the two sides gain information, the matter will proceed to a trial. A jury will decide whether the employer broke the law and the amount of damages to be awarded to the Plaintiff. Such damages may include lost wages, costs associated with finding other employment, pain and suffering, attorney’s fees, and possibly punitive damages. The process of litigating a case can be complicated and it is suggested that you have a lawyer to assist you with the process.
Our Orange County labor law attorneys represent disabled persons who have been discriminated against by an employer. We will use your initial consultation to hear your side of the facts and determine whether you have a potential claim against the employer. Our firm will assist you with taking the case through administrative channels and will quickly file a lawsuit should the matter not be resolved. We will use the discovery process to gather evidence of steps the employer took to accommodate your condition as well as internal documents and correspondence which may show an attitude of discrimination. We will ensure that you are prepared for trial, help you understand what to expect from the process, and protect your interests throughout the case. We understand that you are facing a serious situation and our firm will take it seriously. Contact us today.
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Santa Ana employment law lawyers providing excellent service to the disabled
Few things are as violating as when an employer discriminates against one with a disability. The last thing the victim needs in such a case is to receive sub-par service from their lawyers. Our firm strives to provide an excellent level of representation. We will quickly return phone calls, promptly respond to emails, and will ensure that we are available to answer your questions. We understand that you have been treated unfairly, it is our goal to ensure that you are shown the respect you deserve.