The Los Angeles employment law attorney at the Leichter Law Firm, APC, Aryeh Leichter, knows that when it comes to pursuing employers for disability discrimination in California workplaces, no detail is too small.

Here are tips for securing documentation and evidence to get started.

Documenting Disability Discrimination

What Documentation, Records, and Other Evidence is Relevant in Disability Discrimination Claims?

Empower yourself in the fight against disability discrimination by building a solid case through thorough documentation and evidence organization. By meticulously documenting incidents, communications, and other relevant information, you take control of your narrative, strengthen your case, and increase your chances of obtaining a favorable outcome through negotiation, mediation, or litigation.

Here are steps you can take to keep records and build a strong case:

  • Maintain Medical Records

Keep copies of medical records, doctor’s notes, and any other documentation related to your disability and its impact on your job performance. This information can support your claim of disability discrimination and the need for reasonable accommodations.

  • Document Everything

Keep detailed records of interactions, incidents, or communications about the alleged disability discrimination. This includes emails, letters, memos, meetings or conversation notes, and other relevant documentation.

If you have requested accommodations for your disability, keep records of these requests, including any correspondence with your employer and their responses. Document any accommodations provided or denied, along with the reasons given.

  • Record Dates and Times

Note any discriminatory incidents or actions’ dates, times, and locations. This information will be crucial in establishing a timeline of events and demonstrating a pattern of discrimination.

  • Keep Copies of Performance Evaluations and Reviews

Retain copies of your performance evaluations, reviews, and any other documentation related to your job performance. This can help refute claims of poor performance or misconduct used to justify discriminatory treatment.

  • Collect Witness Statements

If possible, obtain written statements from coworkers, supervisors, or others who witnessed the discriminatory behavior or actions. Their testimony can powerfully validate your experience, strengthen your case, and make you feel supported.

  • Review Company Policies and Procedures

Familiarize yourself with your employer’s policies and procedures for disability accommodation, discrimination, and complaint resolution. If your employer has violated these policies, this can strengthen your case.

Consult with an Attorney

Contact Aryeh Leichter, the Leichter Law Firm, APC founder, and disability discrimination attorney in Los Angeles County, today to discuss the legal remedies that may be available for their unique workplace circumstances, starting with a free consultation by calling (818)-915-6624 or contacting the firm online.

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