Have You Been Discriminated Against In The Workplace Over A Disability?
You are not alone if you have experienced poor treatment on the job because of a physical or mental impairment. Every day, people in Southern California report that they have suffered disability discrimination in the workplace. It is a healthy response to explore ways to stand up for yourself. Equally important, it is to protect your right to make a living.
Licata & Yeremenko consists of attorneys and support staff who respect and value each client. We have been fighting for what’s right since 2000. We will stand up for your right to work, with reasonable accommodations if necessary, despite your disability or disabilities.
About Disability Rights And Employment Law
Both the federal government and the state of California prohibit discrimination against employees with disabilities or perceived disabilities.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) spell out your rights to freedom from disability discrimination as long as you can complete the tasks required for a position with or without reasonable accommodations.
The Reach Of ADA And FEHA
The ADA’s stipulations apply to all aspects of employment at businesses with 15 or more employees. It protects qualified workers or applicants whose disabilities affect daily life, including mobility and physical activities, communication, comprehension, and emotional state.
The FEHA in California is similar to the ADA, but it applies to employers with 5 or more employees. It also includes a broader definition of disability than the federal ADA does.
The ‘Reasonable Accommodations’ Requirement Of ADA
The ADA explains that employers should make reasonable accommodations for employees’ disabilities, but there are obvious limits to this requirement.
For example, a blind person does not have the right to drive a bus and someone with mobility challenges may be an unsuitable choice to work around fast-moving heavy machinery at a construction site. However, the employer must take proper steps to determine if reasonable accommodations are available for such scenarios (i.e. reassignment to another position).
At Licata & Yeremenko, our attorneys advise and represent workers who believe they have been unjustly fired, demoted or otherwise treated poorly by California employers.
Ask A California Employment Lawyer About Illegal Disability Discrimination
Our lawyers will advise you on how to assert your rights. Request a case review to determine whether you have faced illegal discrimination based on your disability in a California workplace. Our team provides Spanish and Russian bilingual services as needed.