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California laws prohibit employers to either refuse employment, fire or discriminate against an employee due to disability. Disability discrimination is a form of violation of employment law which occurs when a person with disability is not hired, not treated equally at work or fired on account of his disability although he is a "qualified individual with disability". In particular, the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) prohibit an employer to discriminate against an otherwise qualified individual with disability. Similarly, California Fair Employment and Housing Act ("FEHA") protects qualified people with disabilities who are able to perform jobs for which they applied for. Hence, if you are a "qualified individual with disability" and you think you are being discriminated against in the work place, you have a right to seek compensation for unpaid benefits and damages against your unjust employer.
Even if you are not actually currently disabled, you can still be a victim of disability discrimination. If your employer perceives that you have a disability and you are discriminated against because of your employer's perception, then you are entitled to file a disability discrimination lawsuit against your employer. In the same vein, if you are no longer disabled but your employer perceives you as still disabled and discriminates or harasses you because of that previous disability, then your employer is still guilty of disability discrimination in the workplace. Furthermore, the California disability discrimination law specifically provides that the employer of a qualified employee with disability should provide the latter with reasonable accommodations over and above the usual or normal accommodates provided to other employees without disabilities. If not, your employer is still guilty of discrimination on account of your disabled status.
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What To Do In Case of Disability Discrimination in California?
The law forbids discrimination when it comes to any aspect of employment, from hiring, firing, amount of pay, job assignments, standards for promotions, reasons for layoff, training, provision for benefits, and any other term or condition of employment.
Hence, if you feel that you are being discriminated against due to your disability, you have a right to file a claim against your employer for damages.
Meaning of Disability in Employment Setting
Not all medical conditions are covered by the protection against disability discrimination. For purposes of employment and labor law protection, a person is said to be disabled when:
- a) he or she has a physical or mental condition that substantially limits physical or external actions;
- b) he or she has a history of disability; or
- c) he or she is perceived to have a physical or mental impairment.
Even if your employer does not actively discriminate against you for your disabilities, he can still be made liable under the law. The law requires your employer to provide you with reasonable accommodation to prevent undue hardships while at work. The same goes for disabled applicants who are seeking work.
Steps in Filing Your Claim
As a complainant, you need to know the steps on how to build your case and properly file your claims with the proper government agency. In light of this, you need to know the following:
- a. The factual allegations of your claims;
- b. The actual laws violated by your employer;
- c. The evidence required in proving your claims; and
- d. The proper forum in which to file your age discrimination case.
Filing claims against your employer is never easy. This is why you should not try to negotiate your case on your own or even file a complaint with the EEOC without the help of expert employment and labor law attorneys to help and guide you. Only top labor lawyers like MELG Law Firm can provide you the best compensation you deserve regardless of the value of your claims.