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Disability Discrimination Attorneys Bay Area

Discrimination that is based on an employee’s mental or physical disability is illegal at both the state and federal levels. Only if a disability interferes with an employee’s ability to carry out their work-related duties – with reasonable accommodations – should it be a relevant concern. Disability discrimination is one of the most common forms of discrimination on the job, and if you’ve been affected, you shouldn’t wait to consult with an experienced disability discrimination attorney in the Bay Area.

Disability Discrimination at Work

Disability discrimination on the job in California refers to an employer treating a qualified job applicant or employee adversely due to any of the following:

  • The employee or applicant has a physical or mental disability
  • The employee or applicant has a history of disability
  • The employer believes the employee or applicant has a disability
  • The employee or applicant has a relationship with someone who has a disability

Legal Protections

California law affords workers broad protections from disability discrimination. In California, workers with disabilities are protected by the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), the Unruh Civil Rights Act, and the Disabled Persons Act. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects workers from disability discrimination under federal law. And, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits disability discrimination against employees of the federal government.

Forms of Disability Discrimination

Disability discrimination can take a wide range of forms including the following:

  • Discriminating in relation to hiring, firing, recruiting, training, or assigning jobs to employees with disabilities
  • Harassing employees with disabilities
  • Refusing to make reasonable accommodations necessary to help employees with disabilities do their jobs
  • Requiring employees with disabilities to get medical exams that do not apply to other employees

Disability discrimination can be blatant, but it can also be nuanced and more difficult to detect. Regardless of how it manifests in your workplace, however, standing up for your legal rights is always in your best interest, and a savvy disability discrimination attorney can help you with that.  

An Experienced Disability Discrimination Attorney in the Bay Area Can Help

The compassionate disability discrimination attorneys at Olivier & Schreiber LLP in the Bay Area recognize how common and how harmful disability discrimination is, and we’re prepared to harness the full force of our extensive legal skill in pursuit of the compensation to which you are entitled. Learn more about how we can help by contacting us today. 

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