If Your Employer Violated Your Rights, Our Disability Discrimination Lawyers Can Help
There are significant protections for employees with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as well as other federal and state statutes. Not only is an employer required to avoid disability discrimination, but they must also provide reasonable accommodation to employees with disabilities. A reasonable accommodation is an adjustment in the workplace that helps a disabled person with the conditions of their employment. It is important to note that an accommodation does not have to be made if it will cause undue hardship to the employer.
At Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik, our attorneys advocate for employees in companies of all sizes when problems with hiring, promotion or reasonable disability accommodations present problems at work. Our law firm represents clients throughout California both in individual and class action litigation. To learn about your legal options in the face of workplace disability discrimination, contact us for a free consultation.
Call 800-568-8020 for Free Advice on Disability Discrimination
Both state and federal law provide specific procedures and remedies to protect workers with disabilities against discrimination at work. Sometimes discriminatory attitudes become apparent during the recruiting or hiring process. In other cases, an employer is cooperative in the early years of an employee’s tenure, but resists further accommodations as a disability or degenerative condition worsens or develops complications. Our lawyers can advise you about the full range of your rights under any work-related disability scenario.
Examples of the kinds of cases we handle include:
- Refusal to make reasonable accommodations for a disability as required by law
- Orders to work certain hours or tasks in violation of medical restrictions
- Failure to accommodate time off for medical visits, physical therapy or surgery
- Failure to accommodate medical restrictions after a period of illness, serious injury or pregnancy leave
- Retaliation by the employer for asserting rights under state law or the federal Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Retaliation for filing a workers’ compensation claim when the disability is related to a work injury
The employment law practice at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik enjoys a statewide reputation for experience, integrity and results on behalf of employees throughout California. To learn how you can benefit from the experience of seasoned San Diego disability employment discrimination attorneys, contact our office in La Jolla for a free consultation.
If an employer treats an employee with a disability or a history of a disability unfavorably, then it is considered disability discrimination. Furthermore, if an employee is mistreated because of their relationship with someone who is disabled, it is also considered disability discrimination. Essentially, it is illegal to discriminate within any aspect of employment, which includes hiring, training, job assignments, and firing. It is also illegal to harass an employee who is currently disabled, has a history of disability, or is believed to have a physical or mental condition that is short-term or minor. The harassment has to be frequent and severe in order to be considered illegal, however. Simple teasing is not covered by the law.
Call 800-568-8020 for Advice about Disability Discrimination
At Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik, our attorneys advocate for employees who have experienced disability discrimination at their workplace. To learn more about your legal options, contact our La Jolla office for a free consultation. We represent clients in San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Los Angeles, Orange County, and other cities throughout California.