Los Angeles Disability Discrimination Attorney

California and federal laws do not allow employers to discriminate against employees with disabilities. Sadly, disability discrimination does sometimes occur.

Victims of disability discrimination often have grounds to file lawsuits or claims. If you are considering legal action against an employer you believe has committed some form of disability discrimination, strongly review your case with a lawyer. A Los Angeles disability discrimination attorney at JML Law can help you pursue justice effectively.

Los Angeles, CA Disability Discrimination Cases: Understanding The Responsibilities Of Employers

Per the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), employers must make reasonable accommodations to ensure that workers with disabilities can perform their duties in a manner that meets or exceeds company standards. Specific ways in which an employer may make such accommodations include:

  • Helping employees access resources and literature that can assist them in performing their work tasks.
  • Modifying or shortening work schedules for disabled employees if necessary.
  • Offering such resources and facilities as interpreters, restructured positions, and other facilities and resources may be helpful to employees with disabilities.

Some employers fail to make such accommodations. You can file a claim or lawsuit against such an employer.

Other Examples Of Disability Discrimination In Los Angeles, CA

Failing to make reasonable accommodations for disabled employees in a manner that adheres to ADA requirements is just one way an employer may engage in disability discrimination. Other potential examples of disability discrimination include the following:

  • Refusing to hire job applicants or candidates based on their disabilities.
  • Excluding disabled employees from participation in training programs or networking events.
  • Demoting or firing disabled employees without a legitimate reason.
  • Paying an employee with a disability less than others despite them being equally qualified.
  • Not offering disabled employees benefits they are entitled to.
  • Not promoting disabled employees or not giving disabled employees raises they have earned.
  • Forcefully encouraging employees with disabilities to resign.

Types Of Disabilities

Disabilities come in a variety of forms. They include:

Physical disabilities:

A physical disability generally impairs a person’s movement or negatively impacts their ability to engage in certain “primary life activities.”

Although there are exceptions, it is usually relatively easy to determine if someone has a physical disability because they often rely on equipment to help them address their disability. An example of such equipment would be a wheelchair.

Medical disabilities:

Medical disabilities may sound like another term for physical disabilities. However, there are critical differences between the two.

Specifically, medical disabilities tend to be less easy to notice than physical disabilities. They may consist of health conditions whose symptoms don’t always manifest but can nevertheless impact one’s ability to perform certain work or personal day-to-day tasks. For instance, someone may have a medical disability if they have a cardiovascular condition.

Mental disabilities:

Mental health conditions that can affect one’s ability to participate in primary life activities may include (but are not necessarily limited to) schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, etc.

Contact A Los Angeles Disability Discrimination Attorney Today

If you have been the victim of disability discrimination, you may file a claim or lawsuit against your employer to pursue compensation or damages. Winning your case could result in:

  • Being reinstated if you lost your job.
  • Recovering back pay you may be owed.
  • Receiving compensation for your pain and suffering.

Just be aware that proving an employer engaged in disability discrimination requires a thorough investigation. This is one of many tasks a Los Angeles disability discrimination attorney at JML Law can assist you with.

If you hire us, we will fight aggressively to hold your employer accountable. This does not merely benefit you. It minimizes the chances that your employer will engage in further disability discrimination in the future, protecting the rights of other employees as a result. Start by contacting us online or at 818-610-8800 to schedule your free consultation.

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Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have experienced disability discrimination in Los Angeles,

give us a call at 818-610-8800 or send us an email to schedule a free initial consultation. There is no risk to meet with us. We get paid only if we win your claim.
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