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Los Angeles Disability Discrimination Lawyer

Being discriminated against solely because of a disability is unthinkable, though it is something that unfortunately occurs far more often than you may think. If you are a victim of disability discrimination in the workplace, you should understand that you are protected under the federal Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, as well as the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. You should also know that you can rely on a compassionate Los Angeles disability discrimination lawyer here at RD Law Group to fight for your rights. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist you.

Should I Hire a Los Angeles Disability Discrimination Lawyer?

When someone is discriminated against in the workplace, they can bet that their employer will deny the act of discrimination at every turn. Unfortunately, this can sometimes result in real acts of discrimination slipping under the radar. Our legal team has helped handle a wide array of discrimination claims over the years, and we are prepared to competently handle yours as well so we can help ensure your employer is brought to justice.

The Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990

The Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 requires employers throughout the United States not to discriminate against employees because of a physical or mental handicap, and to provide those employees with certain “reasonable accommodations.”

Qualifying Under The Americans With Disability Act of 1990

To have a valid disability discrimination claim against an employer, you must first technically qualify for such a claim. To start, you must work for a company that has at least 15 employees. You must also have a physical or mental impairment that limits at least one significant life activity, have formal medical records of this impairment, and prove that you are regarded as having the given impairment. From here, as long as we can prove that you were, in fact, discriminated against in some way solely because of your disability, or that you were wrongfully denied “reasonable accommodation,” you should win your discrimination claim.

“Reasonable Accommodation” as Defined Under the ADA & FEHA

Essentially, employers are responsible for providing certain physically or mentally impaired employees with “reasonable accommodation” when performing their daily work tasks. A reasonable accommodation is loosely defined as a service or accommodation made to assist the worker that is both reasonable and does not cause undue hardship to the business. For example, making a workplace wheelchair accessible or allowing a physically or mentally impaired employee sick time to attend doctor appointments would both generally be considered reasonable accommodations.

Time Limit for EEOC Claims Vs. DFEH Claims

As long as you and your Los Angeles employment discrimination lawyer can prove that you were truly discriminated against in some way, you should win your claim. That being said, you should understand that you will only have 180 days from the date the last act of discrimination occurred to file your discrimination claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and up to three years of the last incident of discrimination to file your claim with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. Discrimination claims are time-sensitive, which is why it is best that you speak with our firm as soon as you can.

Contact a Los Angeles Disability Discrimination Lawyer

Unfortunately, those with disabilities are discriminated against in the workplace all too frequently, and if you are one of them, you must understand that you can turn to a competent legal advocate right here at RD Law Group. Contact a Los Angeles employment discrimination lawyer from our firm today to schedule your initial consultation with our firm.

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