Top Fresno Disability Discrimination Attorney
Being diagnosed with a medical condition can make life hard for people suffering with the disability. However, when an employer creates difficulties for those with disabilities to perform their jobs effectively, matters become worse. Our Fresno disability discrimination attorney is determined to hold employers accountable for treating those with disabilities in violation of the law.
There are numerous regulations, laws, and statutes that disavow discrimination on the basis of disability, both on the state and federal level. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 are just a snippet of some of the protections afforded to those with disabilities. Our lawyers specialize in litigating all types of disability discrimination claims.
What is Disability Discrimination?
Disability discrimination is when your employer treats you less favorably due to your disability. For example, if you notify your employer that you have a cancer diagnosis and you are fired the next day, there is a strong inference of disability discrimination.
California has strong protections in place for employees suffering from qualified disabilities. Under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), employers cannot discriminate on the basis of disability in hiring or the terms or conditions of employment. Further, your employer cannot take an “adverse” employment action against you because of your disability. Adverse employment actions essentially mean any negative action.
What Evidence Do I Need To Prove Disability Discrimination?
It is rare for an employer to point-blank say, “the reason I am firing you is because you are disabled.” The next question you’re probably asking yourself is what do I need to prove that I was discriminated against because of my disability? The Fresno disability discrimination attorney here at Miracle Mile Law Group is skilled and trained at utilizing circumstantial evidence (i.e. indirect evidence) to prove your case. Some common examples of disability discrimination include:
- Failing to provide you with reasonable accommodations
- Tormenting you, harassing you, or making other stray remarks in regard to your disability
- Failing to engage in an interactive process to determine what accommodations are reasonable
- Terminating your employment immediately after you notify the employer of
Contact a lawyer today to determine whether you are being discriminated against due to your medical condition.
Miracle Mile Law Group Will Fight To Protect You from Disability Discrimination
The Fresno disability discrimination attorney at Miracle Mile Law Group will fight rigorously to provide high quality representation combined with personal attention and responsiveness. At Miracle Mile Law Group, we make sure to understand and portray your story effectively. If you feel like you were treated unfairly at work, give our Fresno employment attorney a call at (888) 244-0706 or contact us online for a free consultation.