Disability Discrimination Isn’t Supposed To Happen
Under the law, employers must provide “reasonable accommodation” to employees with disabilities or illnesses. All too often though, employers make halfhearted efforts to provide this accommodation before discharging employees in these situations.
If you have a disability or illness and require an accommodation to do your job, you have the right to inform your supervisor or human resources department. Be polite, direct and assertive! The law is on your side.
If you have been fired or denied a promotion because of your disability, you may be entitled to compensation for your lost salary, benefits, and emotional pain and suffering. In some cases, you may be entitled to punitive damages.
Schonbrun Seplow Harris Hoffman & Zeldes, LLP represents employees who are victims of disability discrimination, age discrimination, wrongful termination and other employment law violations. We vigorously pursue these claims and are determined to prevail on behalf of our clients.
Call 310-396-0731 to arrange for a free case evaluation.
The Employer Has A Duty
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other federal and state statutes, an employer must make “reasonable accommodation” for an employee with a disability covered under the ADA. This can mean more than simply providing handicapped access or other architectural changes. The employer must sit down with the employee one on one to identify what it needs to do to enable the employee to do the essential functions of his or her job.
If your employer has failed to do this, you may be able to obtain compensation. An attorney at our firm can provide guidance in these matters.
Helping You Get The Compensation And Justice You Deserve
More information about disability discrimination law can be found at our Practice Areas Definition page. We would be happy to review your concerns in an initial consultation with Schonbrun Seplow Harris Hoffman & Zeldes, LLP. We can evaluate your situation and decide with you what we can do to help you get the compensation and justice you deserve.
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The firm represents clients in the Los Angeles area and throughout Southern California.
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