Under California and federal law, employees are protected from harassment and discrimination in the workplace based on actual or perceived disability. At the Bononi Law Group, LLP in Los Angeles, California, we advocate relentlessly on behalf of individuals who have been denied employment, suffered unlawful treatment, and been wrongfully terminated due to physical or mental disability.
If you have suffered disability discrimination by your employer, we can help. Contact us today to arrange a free initial consultation to discuss the details of your case. We will listen intently to your concerns, explain the options available to you under the law, and advocate for the full restoration of your rights under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
Our lawyers have successfully mediated and litigated numerous disability discrimination cases on behalf of our clients. Let us work for you.
In California, you are considered disabled under the law if you are affected by a condition that limits one or more major life activities, including breathing, walking, seeing, working, reading, eating, hearing, or speaking. Additionally, the disability must be, or be perceived to be permanent, except in cases of disability brought about by pregnancy.
A disabled individual who is in all other ways qualified to perform essential job functions, must be treated equally to all other applicants and employees. In fact, employers may not ask whether a candidate for employment is disabled as part of the pre-employment process.
Furthermore, employers can be required to make reasonable accommodations to meet the needs of disabled individuals, as long as those accommodations do not create an undue hardship to the employer. It is unlawful to discriminate, harass, retaliate against, or terminate an employee who requests reasonable accommodation for a disability.
Disability discrimination in the workplace is a serious matter. You have rights. At the Bononi Law Group, LLP, we are committed to providing each client with competent, experienced, committed representation. To discuss your individual legal concerns and the best approach to take to remedy your disability discrimination claim, contact us today.