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Disability Discrimination Lawyer in Pasadena

Advocating for Americans with Disabilities

It is never lawful to discriminate against someone because of a disability. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other California statutes protect employees with disabilities and who have had a past record of disability. Employers may not use perceived disability status, history, or knowledge of a medical condition to withhold a job or promotion from employees, and cannot fire an employee because of a physical or mental disability.

Mark Charles Law has extensive experience fighting for victims of disability discrimination in Pasadena and the surrounding Los Angeles areas. We understand the complexity of discrimination laws in the state of California and will stand up for the employment rights of our clients.

Contact our law firm today at (626) 788-5051 to discuss your legal rights during a free consultation. Attorney Charles is here for you during your disability discrimination case.

How an Employer Can Discriminate Against a Disability

Under California’s FEHA and the ADA, a disability can be any physical or mental impairment that limits the individual’s capacity in a major life activity. This includes both clear impairments and less-obvious disabilities.

There are many ways that disability discrimination or wrongful termination can manifest by an employer. By calling Mark Charles Law, our employment law attorney can help examine federal and state law to determine whether you have a case.

An employer is barred from disability discrimination during:

  • Bonuses
  • Compensation
  • Firing
  • Hiring
  • Interviews
  • Job applications
  • Job training
  • Layoffs
  • Promotions

What Is a Reasonable Accommodation?

Under California’s FEHA and the ADA, employers must provide reasonable accommodations for those with a disability. This means that a disabled person must the same access and opportunities to employment as their non-disabled co-workers. In some instances, this is changing a physical space within the office to better accommodate wheelchairs or walking devices. In other cases, it is changing company policy to allow the individual to receive the medical care and attention they need without fear of termination.

There are limits to reasonable accommodation. An employer is not expected to perform an act that would cause undue hardship on their business, but they must do everything in their power to provide equal opportunities. This might involve changing the employee’s position to something that better accommodates their need instead of terminating their employment.

Fighting for the Disability Rights of California Employees

When an employer does not abide by their responsibilities, you have the right to take action. By working with an experienced legal professional, you will have an advocate to help you get through this challenging time in your life. As attorneys who have represented both employers and employees, we understand the tricks used to deny employees their rights and are uniquely equipped to defend against these tactics.

If you believe that your rights were violated, call a Pasadena disability discrimination attorney at (626) 788-5051. We offer results-oriented representation in every case we take.

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