America has come a long way in how it provides opportunities for individuals with disabilities. And, there is growing recognition that disabilities aren’t always physical – they can be mental as well. But, despite our society’s advances in this area, there are, unfortunately, still instances of disability discrimination in workplaces in California and throughout the country. Fighting back against disability discrimination takes dedication and hard work.
Examining employer conduct
There are many different ways that employers might engage in discrimination, and disability discrimination in particular. For example, if an employer makes a decision not to hire a potential employee because of that person’s actual or perceived disability, that is disability discrimination. In other situations, employers are required by law to provide “reasonable accommodations” to employees with disabilities. Now, that doesn’t mean that an employer is required to do absolutely anything to accommodate a disabled employee, but “reasonable” arrangements are required. Employers who fail in this regard may be violating state or federal employment laws.
Employer conduct is always crucial when examining a potential legal claim based on disability discrimination. The facts of any given case can vary widely, and so can employer conduct. Even in an at-will employment state like California, not every employer decision is acceptable without question.
At our law firm, we work with California residents who believe they have been the victim of disability discrimination in the workplace. We do our best to help our clients take a stand and fight back. For more information, please visit the employment discrimination and harassment overview section of our law firm’s website.