Individuals with mental or physical disabilities cannot be legally discriminated against by employers in California. Both California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibit employers from refusing to hire or otherwise discriminating against employees based on their disabilities.
That does not mean all employers abide by the law. Unfortunately, disability discrimination is still relatively common in some workplaces.
Ideally, you will never be the victim of disability discrimination, nor will you ever witness it occurring in your place of work in any capacity. However, if you do believe your employer is guilty of disability discrimination, you should be familiar with your legal rights.
Contact our Encino disability discrimination attorneys at Kropach and Kropach to learn more. After reviewing your case, we will determine whether it appears you are correct in believing an employer has broken the law. If they have, we will provide the aggressive representation you and your fellow coworkers with disabilities need.
There is no one form of disability discrimination that is illegal in California. This type of discrimination can potentially manifest itself in a variety of ways. Examples of disability discrimination in the workplace can include (but are not necessarily limited to) the following:
Those are just a few examples. It’s not uncommon for some forms of disability discrimination to be relatively subtle.
Thus, if you have any suspicion that you or another coworker have been the victim of disability discrimination, you should do your best to document the discrimination, and report the situation to HR (your employer will hopefully have official policies for reporting disability discrimination internally), and strongly consider scheduling a meeting with a lawyer. A legal expert who is thoroughly familiar with the applicable laws can review the details of your case and let you know if you should pursue legal action.
Doing so is not merely beneficial to yourself or the individual employee who you believe has been the victim of disability discrimination. It can also benefit any other current or future employees who have disabilities. When employers are held accountable for this type of behavior, they often refrain from repeating it in the future. That means other employees will be less likely to be discriminated against due to their disabilities.
Do you have any reason to believe an employer may have engaged in disability discrimination? If so, legal help is available. Our Encino disability discrimination attorneys at Kropach and Kropach are on hand to help you pursue justice. To learn more about what we can do for you, contact our offices online or call us at 818-609-7005.