Have you been a victim ofdisability discrimination?
Disability discrimination occurs when an employer or other entity treats a qualified individual with a disability who is an employee or applicant unfavorably because she or he has a disability.
Disability discrimination also occurs when an employer treats an applicant or employee less favorably because she/he has a history of a disability (such as cancer that is controlled or in remission) or because she/he is believed to have a physical or mental impairment that is not transitory (lasting or expected to last six months or less) and a minor (even if she does not have such an impairment).
In addition to prohibiting discrimination in connection with job applications, hiring, firing, advancement, compensation, and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment, the ADA, state and local laws require that employers provide a “reasonable accommodation” to employees who require such in order to perform the essential functions of their jobs.
Examples of reasonable accommodation can include modifying the employee’s work schedule, making facilities accessible to the disabled (e.g. making ramps), modifying tests and training materials, and modifying or buying new equipment.
Some examples of disability discrimination in the workplace might include:
– Statements such as “He’s not capable of performing these job duties,” or “She’s unqualified for this job”
– Derogatory comments about an employee’s disability, e.g. “retarded”
– Refusing an employee’s request for time off to get medical treatment for a disability; terminating the employee instead
– Refusing to make changes to make the facility accessible to the disabled
If you are experiencing an uncomfortable situation on the job as a result of disability, or if your employer refuses to provide a reasonable accommodation, or if you are discriminated against or terminated because of your disability, contact the attorneys at Abramson Labor Group today. Let our attorneys vigorously and aggressively fight for your rights as an employee in California.
Let Abramson Labor Group fight for you and let your voice be heard.