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Disability Discrimination

Exercise your right to freedom from disability discrimination by hiring PLBH.

Do you suspect that you have been discriminated against at work due to a disability? As a resident of California, you enjoy greater protection against disability discrimination under our state laws than you would under federal laws alone. California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act is advantageous to disabled individuals because:

  • It covers more disabilities
  • It requires your abilities to be evaluated in an unmitigated state (so a vision impaired person would be evaluated without glasses)
  • It protects you even if your disability only limits your ability to do one particular job

Now You May Wonder…

What Types of Treatment Count as Disability Discrimination?

If you are discriminated against due to your disability, you will definitely feel it. But how do you know whether the actions taken against you meet the legal definition of discrimination? The best thing to do is contact an experienced disability discrimination attorney from PLBH. If we can find evidence that you were treated differently purely because of your disability, you have a case for legal action.

Disability discrimination commonly occurs in job actions such as:

  • Hiring and firing
  • Promotion and demotion
  • Allocating raises and benefits
  • Assigning hours, work and projects
  • Other aspects of the terms and conditions of employment

What If My Employer Failed to Provide Reasonable Accommodation for My Disability?

Failing to provide reasonable accommodation for a disability is also a type of disability discrimination.

Remember, employers are not obligated to offer accommodation on their own—you must suggest it, and they may make reasonable counteroffers. If you are not satisfied with the counteroffers, you may file a disability discrimination lawsuit and a judge will determine if the proposed accommodations are fair or not.

What Can I Gain with a Disability Discrimination Lawsuit?

As your disability discrimination attorney, PLBH will fight aggressively to get your lawsuit resolved in a manner consistent with your goals. For example, if you would like to stay in your job, we can ask the court to undo any discriminatory actions that have been taken against you, perhaps by requiring the employer to hire or reinstate you and accommodate your disability, or requiring them to provide equal pay and equal access to training. If you prefer not to return to a workplace where you have been mistreated, we can request monetary compensation for the discrimination you suffered—including damages for lost pay and benefits, emotional stress, and legal fees.

Take Action Now with Help from PLBH

At PLBH, we sincerely care about your rights and we are ready and willing to fight for you to receive fair and equal treatment under California law. To learn more about hiring us as your disability discrimination attorney, please call (800) 435-7542 and request your free initial consultation.