Can My Employer Treat Me Differently Because I Have A Disability?

While the government usually allows employers and businesses to decide whom they can fire and the reasons for doing so, your employer cannot single you out for unfair treatment, including termination, based on a disability.

Disabled people enjoy numerous needed legal protections in the workplace. For instance, under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), employers are:

  • Barred from firing employees or refusing to hire employees based on disability in many situations
  • Required to provide reasonable accommodations for disabled people
  • Barred from refusing to promote employees due to an injury or disability
  • Barred from denying short-term disability leave and benefits in many situations

If you believe you or a loved one has experienced workplace discrimination based on disability, schedule a free consultation with an attorney from Bononi Law Group, LLP.

Q. Who Is Protected From Employment Discrimination On The Basis Of Disability?

A. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against qualified people with disabilities and applies to both applicants and employees. Disabilities covered by the act include those that prevent an individual from seeing, hearing, speaking, walking, breathing, learning, caring for oneself and performing manual tasks.

Leaders In Employment Law For More Than 20 Years

Bononi Law Group, LLP, works with both employers and employees in disability discrimination legal disputes. Examples of our success on both sides of disability discrimination suits include:

  • Winning $400,000 plus attorneys' fees for a disabled plaintiff via a jury verdict in Los Angeles County Superior Court
  • Winning a verdict for a Fortune 50 company defendant we represented in a jury trial in Los Angeles County Superior Court in a disability discrimination case. As a result of the win, our client did not have to pay an award to the plaintiff.

Our team includes attorneys who have been included on the California Super Lawyers list annually since 2005 and a lawyer who has been selected as one of The Best Lawyers in America each year for more than 20 years.

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For immediate and caring employment and discrimination law legal help, call Bononi Law Group, LLP, at 866-295-7512.