Discrimination Against Disabled Employees Violates The Law
The federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), make it unlawful for an employer to discriminate against an employee because of a physical or mental disability. Disabilities can be short-term injuries that will fully heal, or long-term conditions requiring lifelong medical care and treatment.
At The Rutten Law Firm, APC, in Woodland Hills, California, our employment law attorneys represent clients in employment law cases throughout California, including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Alameda and San Francisco counties. Our founding attorney, Howard Rutten, is one of the top employment law attorneys in the state, often doing battle against the largest companies in the world. We take pride in protecting employees like you against disability discrimination and harassment.
Discrimination In Any Form Should Not Be Tolerated
The California Fair Employment and Housing Act provides protection for employees with physical disabilities and mental disabilities, but in contrast with the federal ADA, disability is more broadly defined under California law, providing protection to a broader class of disabled workers. According to both state and federal laws, a disability must limit a major life activity. In California, this limit does not have to be as substantial, and individuals with correctable disabilities may also be protected under state law.
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A temporary disability may also qualify for protection. A disabled California worker with a disability may also show that his or her condition limits the ability to do his or her job without reasonable accommodation, while federal law mandates that the employee must be prevented from performing a wide range of jobs, in addition to the job that the employee currently holds.
Once a disability has been demonstrated as acceptable under state or federal law, the employer must reasonably accommodate a disabled worker through a restructuring of the job or job requirements, a leave of absence of any appropriate length, a transfer to a less-demanding position, a more flexible work schedule and other accommodations as necessary. When these accommodations fail to occur, or when he or she is prevented from succeeding in his or her position due to his or her disability, discrimination may have occurred.
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Contact us online or call 818-308-5945. We thoroughly investigate all discrimination cases and are committed to the success of our clients. We understand the laws regarding discrimination and retaliation, and the requirements for providing reasonable accommodations to disabled employees. We know how to protect your rights to a just and legal workplace.
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