Under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) individuals in the workplace or who seek to obtain work who have a disability are protected against unlawful discrimination by employers and managers. Under FEHA a disability can include, physical, mental, or a medical condition. The Americans With Disabilities acts place a duty on employees to proved reasonable accommodations for employees who suffer from a disability. Common forms of discrimination in the workplace due to a disability included
- Discriminatory hiring practices and procedures
- Wrongful termination due to a mental or physical disability
- Failure to provide reasonable accommodations or unlawfully eliminating procedures that have previously been put in place
- Failure to advance employment opportunities or provide a raise in salary because of a disability
If you or a loved one has suffered from discrimination in the workplace you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. Our Employment Discrimination Attorneys can help.
A history or Success in Providing Justice for Our Clients: The Joseph Farzam Law Firm is dedicated to protecting the rights of employees who have suffered discrimination at the hands of their employers because of their disabilities. If you feel there has been discrimination in the work place, wrongfully terminated, or not hired because of a disability contact our workplace rights attorneys today. Our team of legal professionals have handled some of the most challenging employment rights and discriminations claims and have successfully recovered tens of millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.
Employer Duties – California and Federal Disability Discrimination in the Workplace Lawsuits
In the state of California employment discrimination matters based on violations of FEHA are enforced by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing of (DFEH). Discrimination covers both mental and physical disabilities; some of the most common disabilities which employers have use to discriminated against include
- Mental Trauma and anguish - Resulting in Post Traumatic Stress (PTDS), Depression, and Anxiety. Many of our heroic war veterans from our armed forces suffer mental issues once they arrive back to the United States. There have been a rise in unsympathetic employers who have discriminated against our military veterans due their mental disabilities.
- Diseases - ranging from the failure to accommodate victims of Cancer and Diabetes to discriminatory practices against persons suffering from HIV/Aids and other communicable diseases
- Physical Disparities - Including failure to accommodate for wheelchair use, denial of employment for individual who require the assistance of a wheelchair, war veteran amputees or arms or legs.
- Pregnancy Discrimination - many employers fail to proved reasonable accommodations for pregnant women including providing time off for their pregnancy, or denial of request to be transferred to less strenuous jobs within the company during and immediately after the pregnancy.
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Failure to Provide Reasonable Accommodations is a Violation of Federal and State Laws – American With Disabilities Act (ADA)
The ADA coverers employees who work at jobs with 15 or more workers. Employees protected under the ADA are termed as, “qualified employees with disabilities”. The term disability is usually interpreted as a person who has or is regarded as having physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of his major life activities.
Reasonable Accommodations: According to the ADA reasonable accommodations can vary based on many factors including the industry standards, and the disability of the individual worker at issues. A reasonable accommodation can included such thing as
- Providing a flexible schedule
- Modifications to the work environment
- Increased accessibility to and from work
- Providing assistance equipment in the workplace
- Providing time off so that employee can seek treatment including leave for medical care
- Providing disabled worker with a less strenuous line of work
If you have been denied reasonable accommodations in the workplace contact our law firm today.
Los Angeles Disability Discrimination Attorneys Fighting for Worker Rights across California
The Attorneys at the Joseph Farzam Law Firm have helped numerous clients with employment law matters throughout California. The employment attorneys at our firm understand how violated employees may feel after being poorly treated by their employers, which is why we strive to offer all of our clients compassionate, yet reliable legal counsel and direction.
We have successfully taken on some of the larger companies in the nation and have collected tens of millions of dollars for our clients. To learn more about what we can do for you in your workplace discrimination issues call us today. All initial consultations are free of charge.