Disability discrimination is when an employer treats a qualified employee unjustly or unreasonably because he or she has a disability. Employees with disabilities should be treated fairly and be offered the same opportunities for employment and advancement as those without disabilities. However, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2017 only 18.7 percent of people with a disability were employed, 32 percent of workers with disabilities were only part-time employees, and over 26,800 charges were filed against employers for disability discrimination.
Long Beach employers are required to adhere to California disability laws concerning their employees. If you have been discriminated against by your employer because of a disability, contact JML Law in Long Beach at 818-610-8800 to speak with a Disability Discrimination Attorney.
The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and the Disabled Persons Act are state laws protecting people from disability discrimination. Employers have the legal responsibility to adhere to all discrimination laws. The FEHA states:
The FEHA requires employers, and other establishments, to make reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities to do their jobs and provide acceptable entrance(s) to businesses and services. Some, but not all, disabilities protected by law are “conditions that limit a major life activity, including physical and mental disabilities, as well as medical conditions like cancer or HIV/AIDS.”
California laws concerning disability discrimination are more protective than federal laws. An employer should never disregard an employee’s civil and employment rights. If you feel your employer has violated the law regarding Disability Discrimination in the workplace, contact JML Law today in Long Beach at 818-610-8800 or visit our website at jmllaw.com for a free case evaluation. Let our Disability Discrimination Attorneys ensure your rights are being enforced and inform you of what legal options are available to you. We treat our clients with compassion and understanding. We know all cases are unique and our attorneys are prepared to investigate your employer, uncover any witness testimony, consult with expert witnesses, and gather any supporting evidence for your claim. At no risk to you, our fees are only paid if your case reaches a reasonable outcome.
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