At the Leichter Law Firm, APC, the Los Angeles employment law attorney Aryeh Leichter knows that pursuing a disability discrimination claim can be complex and emotionally challenging.

He has represented employees who have suffered disability discrimination throughout California, providing unique legal strategies for each so they can pursue the best remedy for their cases and justice.

Here’s what to expect when seeking legal help for such a claim.

Pursuing a California Disability Discrimination Claim

How Does a California Disability Discrimination Claim Unfold?

To begin a disability discrimination claim, you must typically file an internal complaint with your employer or their human resources department.

Before suing, you must file a complaint with a government agency like the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or a state agency like the California Civil Rights Department (CRD). Be aware of filing deadlines. For example, EEOC complaints generally must be filed within 180 days of the discriminatory act.

The agency will investigate your complaint, which may involve interviews, document reviews, and other fact-finding efforts. They may offer mediation or conciliation services to help settle the dispute without going to court.

If the agency cannot resolve the issue, they may issue a right-to-sue letter, allowing you to file a lawsuit.

Pursuing a California workplace disability discrimination lawsuit begins with choosing an attorney. Those seeking a lawsuit should seek an attorney specializing in employment law and disability discrimination. The Leichter Law Firm provides initial consultations and works on a contingency basis, which means you do not pay any of their legal fees unless they win your case.

When meeting with the attorney for the first time, bring all relevant documents, such as employment records, medical records, communication with your employer, and any evidence of discrimination.

The attorney will evaluate the merits of your case, discuss potential legal strategies, and explain the process.

What Does Filing a Disability Discrimination Lawsuit Against Your California Employer Entail?

Your attorney will draft and file a formal court complaint outlining your allegations and legal claims. Both sides will exchange information and gather evidence through depositions, interrogatories, and document requests.

There may be pre-trial motions, such as motions to dismiss or for summary judgment, which can impact the progression of your case. Many cases are settled before going to trial. Your attorney will negotiate with the employer’s legal team for a fair settlement.

You’ll sign a settlement agreement outlining the terms, including any compensation or corrective actions, if a settlement is reached.

If the case goes to trial, your attorney will prepare by gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and developing legal arguments. The trial will involve presenting your case to a judge or jury, who will decide the outcome based on the evidence and legal arguments. The judge or jury will render a judgment, and if you win, they will determine the appropriate remedies, including compensation for lost wages, emotional distress, and attorney fees.

Pursuing a disability discrimination claim involves several steps, from the initial consultation to potentially going to trial. Each step requires careful preparation and understanding of legal procedures. Having a knowledgeable attorney can significantly aid in navigating the complexities of the process and increase the chances of a favorable outcome.

Contact the Leichter Law Firm, APC Disability Discrimination Attorney in Los Angeles, California

Contact Aryeh Leichter, the Leichter Law Firm, APC founder, and employment law attorney in Los Angeles County, today to discuss the legal remedies available for your unique workplace circumstances. Start with a free consultation by calling (818)-915-6624 or contacting the firm online.

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