This post concludes and recaps our series on the handling of disability discrimination cases on behalf of Santa Ana, California employees. We wrote on this topic due to the fact that there are many common misunderstandings about the responsibilities of employers, the extent to which they must accommodate employees, and the rights workers have against discrimination. Our goal with these articles has been to provide information which will allow workers to make more informed decisions when pursuing action against an employer and when selecting an employment law attorney. If you are in Orange County and feel your rights have been violated then contact our office today to speak with a lawyer.
We have addressed several topics over our recent articles. Subjects we have looked at include:
- What is “disability discrimination” in Orange County, California
- Filing a disability discrimination claim with the FEHC
- Using discovery in a disability discrimination suit
- Taking disability discrimination cases to trial
These are important topics for discrimination victims to understand. First, many err by thinking that their employer must make concessions which the employee wants in order to accommodate a disabled worker. Such is not the case. Employers must only make “reasonable accommodations.” This means that an accommodation may be considered adequate even if it is not what the employee wanted or requested. Second, if one does not go through the proper administrative process then they will find themselves unable to bring a lawsuit. Third, if the discovery process is not properly utilized then an employee may find themselves without needed evidence at trial. Finally, knowing what to expect from trial can help to make the process go much more smoothly.
One point we have made throughout these articles is that one should call an employment lawyer immediately if they feel their rights are being violated. Under California and federal law one only has a limited amount of time in which they may bring a claim. Failing to bring a claim within this time frame will bar the employee from recovering damages, regaining their employment, or otherwise correcting the situation. Our office regularly handles such matters on behalf of area residents. Contact us today. In addition to Santa Ana, we also service Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Dana Point, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Tustin, Westminster, and Yorba Linda.