Determined California Law Firm Fights Workplace Disability Discrimination
Both the California Fair Employment and Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provide rights and protections to workers who have, or are regarded by others as having, a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. Walking, talking, seeing, hearing and learning are a few of the major life activities that a disability might affect. At Arthur Kim Law Firm, we represent disabled individuals who have been unfairly treated by employers. With our comprehensive knowledge of federal, California and local laws, we help wronged clients throughout California to pursue the working conditions and compensation they deserve.
Committed counsel advise on disability accommodations
Discriminating against a disabled worker prevents that worker from accessing financial and career opportunities and can cause significant mental and emotional distress. The law requires subject employers to provide fair treatment for disabled workers and job applicants in regard to:
- Reasonable accommodations — If you require certain accommodations in order to perform your job, employers are required to provide them as long as doing so is not too difficult or too expensive. Reasonable accommodations can include: installing a wheelchair ramp; adding screen reader software to a computer; or allowing an injured worker to take a leave of absence and return to his or her former position or similar, available position.
- Termination – It is illegal for employers to terminate an employee based on actual or perceived disability.
- Hiring and promotion — As long as a disabled job applicant or employee is qualified to perform the essential functions of a job, whether with or without reasonable accommodation, it is unlawful for an employer to look less favorably on them when making hiring or promotion decisions.
- Compensation — Paying a disabled employee less than other workers is illegal. It is also illegal for employers to use other discriminatory practices that affect compensation.
- Benefits — Employers cannot offer lesser medical benefits to disabled individuals or to individuals with a record of physical or mental impairment.
- Privacy — The law prohibits employers from sharing an employee’s personal medical information without their consent except when legally necessary.
Arthur Kim Law Firm is a strong advocate for disabled workers’ rights. We listen closely to our clients’ needs and goals so we can work toward a favorable resolution.
Contact our law firm
Arthur Kim Law Firm helps disabled workers seek fair accommodations, compensation and other forms of justice. Call us at 866-582-1057 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.