What are the Most Common Signs of Workplace Disability Discrimination in California?
Aryeh Leichter, the Leichter Law Firm, APC employment law attorney in Los Angeles, knows that disabled California employees work diligently to overcome everyday challenges, so their abilities are not the focal point of their personal and professional lives.
When it comes to the latter, they certainly do not deserve to be treated any differently from other employees. In fact, it is illegal.
The federal Americans with Disabilities Act and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act prohibit employers from discriminating against applicants or employees based on actual or perceived disabilities. While all California employers know this is true, they may still find ways to discriminate against disabled employers.
When they do, no matter how subtle, there will be signs.
Identifying the Signs of California Workplace Discrimination
Discrimination occurs when employers treat qualified applicants or current employees differently due to their disabilities.
Common signs that California employers are discriminating against disabled employees may include, but are not limited to:
- Failing to make reasonable accommodations for a disability or perceived disability.
- Refusing to provide time off for physician appointments.
- Forcing an employee to work despite medical restrictions.
- Demotion or termination based on a disability or medical condition.
- Retaliating against workers who assert their rights under state and federal laws.
Whether their disabilities are physical, mental, or medical, all California employees have the right to work in an environment free of discrimination or harassment.
If you are a disabled employee in California, and your employer refuses to provide the accommodations necessary to fulfill your duties, or discriminates against you in any way, exercising your legal rights is vital. The Los Angeles disability discrimination attorney at the Leichter Law Firm, APC, will help allow you to understand your legal rights and options to pursue the best outcome for your unique employment law circumstances, starting with a free consultation.
Contact the Leichter Law Firm, APC Today to Schedule a Free Consultation
Contact the Los Angeles County, California employment law attorney at the Leichter Law Firm, APC today to discuss the legal remedies that may be available for your unique workplace circumstances today, starting with a free consultation by calling 818-915-6624 or contacting the firm online.