DISCRIMINATION AGAINST PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
In California, anyone with a disability is protected under the Fair Employment and Housing Act, also called FEHA. This act was created to make sure that individuals with disabilities are not discriminated against, especially in the workplace. The San Diego employment law firm of Zeldes, Haeggquist & Eck firmly believes in equal rights for all people, including people with disabilities. Our attorneys will apply our expertise, acquired through years of experience, to ensure that disabled Californians are not discriminated against, and if they are, that they are properly compensated.
One important task of employers when hiring is considering how to make appropriate accommodation for people with disabilities, also called “reasonable accommodation.” If a person is qualified to do a job but requires some changes in the work environment to facilitate job performance with consideration for the disability, those adjustments must be made. It is important to remember that unless the disability is obvious to the employer, the employee must ask for reasonable accommodation.
PROVING A DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION CLAIM
There are many steps involved in showing the court that you have been discriminated against. We will first show that you are a member of a “protected class” and have fallen victim to adverse employment practices. We will then continue to show that the reason employer fired you, harassed you, or otherwise discriminated against you was directly related to your disability.
Our San Diego employment lawyers regularly provide high-caliber work for clients with employment- related claims. With our professionalism and dedication on your side, if you have been discriminated against because of your disability, we will assist you in making your claim and assembling the evidence to prove it. You should not have to experience anxiety about getting or keeping a job because of a disability, and our attorneys understand and empathize with your situation.
EXPERIENCED SAN DIEGO DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION ATTORNEYS
At Zeldes, Haeggquist & Eck, we will fight aggressively for the best possible outcome in your case against your employer for discrimination and/or harassment. This might include the payment of past wages that have been lost, other benefits you have been denied, general damages such as distress and emotional suffering, punitive damages, and legal fees.
If you feel that you have been treated differently in the workplace because of your disability, call Zeldes, Haeggquist & Eck today for a free consultation and tell us about the circumstances surrounding your case. Put our experience to work for you.