Disability Discrimination: Protecting The Rights Of Workers
California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibit disability discrimination in the workplace and require employers to make reasonable accommodations for their workers with disabilities. The definition of disability includes both physical and mental disabilities.
If you are disabled and have been subjected to harassment or discrimination at work, or if your employer refuses to make reasonable accommodations as required under the law, Greg A. Klawitter, our experienced employment law attorney at Ceartas Legal, can help. To schedule a consultation, call 619-826-6930.
Examples Of Disability Discrimination In The Workplace
Employers are prohibited from terminating an employee or reducing their hours and/or rate of pay based on a real or perceived disability. In addition, disability-based discrimination may also take the form of:
- Refusing to hire a qualified employee with disabilities
- Refusing to pay a worker with disabilities the same amount as other employees in that position
- Refusing to provide benefits received by other employees
- Blocking opportunities for promotion or advancement
Another form of discrimination occurs when an employer refuses to provide the reasonable accommodations needed for a worker with disabilities to carry out their job duties. The definition of what is considered to be reasonable is not as clear as you may think. That is why it is important to seek help from a lawyer with experience in employment law.
Contact Us If You Have Suffered From Workplace Discrimination
Lawyer Klawitter has almost 20 years of experience practicing employment law in California. He is prepared to put his skill and knowledge to work for you. Call 619-826-6930 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation. Our law firm represents clients in Encinitas, Del Mar and throughout Southern California.