Experienced Disability Discrimination Attorneys in Los Angeles

Disability Discrimination

At the Leichter Law Firm, APC, we understand that facing disability discrimination in the workplace can be a distressing experience. We are committed to ensuring that your rights are protected and that you receive the justice you deserve. With our team of experienced Disability Discrimination Attorneys in Los Angeles, we have successfully represented numerous clients in cases involving disability discrimination and harassment. 

Our Los Angles Discrimination Attorney serves the Following Practice Area

Why Choose The Leichter Law Firm, APC for Disability Discrimination?

Experience: Our law firm boasts a team of dedicated and experienced professionals who specialize in employment law, with a focus on disability discrimination cases. With years of practice in Los Angeles, we have a deep understanding of the local employment landscape, court systems, and the relevant laws, giving us an edge in representing our clients effectively.

Personalized Legal Representation: We believe in a client-centric approach, which means that when you choose the Leichter Law Firm, APC, you are not just another case number. We take the time to understand your unique situation and tailor our legal strategies to your specific needs. We are committed to providing personalized attention, ensuring that you receive the best possible legal representation.

Proven Track Record: Our firm has a strong track record of successfully handling disability discrimination cases. We have helped numerous clients secure favorable outcomes, whether through settlements or in court. Our commitment to excellence and unwavering dedication to our clients’ rights have earned us a reputation as trusted advocates in Los Angeles.

Comprehensive Knowledge: Disability discrimination cases can be complex, involving various federal and state laws. Our attorneys possess in-depth knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), and other relevant regulations. 

Skilled Negotiators and Litigators: While we always strive for amicable resolutions through negotiation or mediation, we are fully prepared to litigate aggressively when necessary. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators and formidable litigators who will vigorously pursue your case, ensuring that your rights are protected at all times.

What Are Examples of Discrimination?

Discrimination can manifest in various forms, often subtle but nevertheless damaging to an individual’s career and well-being. Some common examples of disability discrimination include:

Failure to Provide Reasonable Accommodations: Employers are legally obligated to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities to enable them to perform their job duties effectively. Discrimination occurs when an employer fails to make these accommodations or imposes unreasonable ones.

Harassment: Harassment can take the form of offensive comments, jokes, or derogatory remarks related to an individual’s disability. It can create a hostile work environment, making it difficult for the victim to perform their job duties and maintain their emotional well-being.

Termination or Retaliation: Discrimination may lead to unjustified termination or adverse actions against an employee with a disability. Retaliation for asserting one’s rights or reporting discrimination is also illegal under both federal and state laws.

Denial of Promotions or Opportunities: If an employee is qualified for a promotion or advancement opportunity but is denied solely because of their disability, it constitutes discrimination. Employers must evaluate employees based on their skills and qualifications, rather than their disabilities.

What Is Disability Discrimination or Disability Harassment?

Disability discrimination, as defined by both federal and state laws, occurs when an individual with a disability is treated unfairly or less favorably in the workplace due to their disability. This discrimination can take many forms, including harassment, unequal treatment, or unjustified termination.

Disability harassment involves the creation of a hostile work environment through unwelcome comments, slurs, or actions related to an individual’s disability. Harassment can be perpetrated by supervisors, coworkers, or even clients or customers. It is essential to remember that disability discrimination and harassment are illegal and can result in legal action against the responsible parties.

Is There Compensation Available for These Cases?

Yes, individuals who have experienced disability discrimination or harassment in the workplace may be entitled to compensation. The available remedies can include:

Back Pay and Front Pay: Compensation for lost wages, both past (back pay) and future (front pay), that resulted from the discrimination.

Emotional Distress Damages: Compensation for the emotional suffering, stress, and anxiety caused by the discrimination or harassment.

Punitive Damages: In cases of egregious misconduct, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the employer or responsible parties and deter future discrimination.

Reinstatement or Job Offer: In some cases, a court may order the employer to reinstate the victim of discrimination to their former position or offer them a similar job.

Injunctive Relief: A court may issue an injunction to stop ongoing discrimination or harassment, ensuring that the workplace becomes more inclusive and respectful.

Contact Our Disability Discrimination Lawyers In Los Angeles, CA For Help

If you or someone you know has experienced disability discrimination or harassment in the workplace in Los Angeles, the Leichter Law Firm, APC, is here to help. With our extensive experience, personalized representation, and commitment to justice, we are dedicated to fighting for your rights. Contact the skilled California employment law attorney at Leichter Law Firm, APC today. Your well-being and rights matter, and we are ready to stand by your side every step of the way.

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