Experienced Disability Discrimination Attorneys in Pasadena, California
At Romero Law, APC, our disability discrimination attorneys in Pasadena, California focus on providing a very hands-on approach to representing our clients, because we understand the challenges physical and mental impairments may bring to the workplace, and stand behind the protections required to ensure their fair and equal treatment.
For over a decade, our employment law firm in Los Angeles County has produced unmatched results for our disabled clients by connecting with them as more than employees who have been wronged, but human beings. We understand how their employment conditions have impacted their day-to-day personal and professional activities and their long-term quality of life.
At Romero Law, we care about what we do and the people we represent, which is why we not only take complex cases no one else will, we turn them into success stories.
How Are My Rights Protected as a Disabled Employee in California?
Multiple state and federal statutes protect disabled employees in California, and it is our duty as skilled disability discrimination attorneys in Pasadena to help enforce them when employers are not doing their part to ensure our clients are safe from discrimination.
When an employer or other entity covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act or the Rehabilitation Act treats a qualified individual who is an employee or applicant unfavorably because of a disability, that is considered discrimination, which is also enforced by the federal
An individual with a disability is a person who:
- Has a physical or mental impairment that limits one or more major life activities
- Is regarded as having such an impairment
- Has a record of such an impairment
Under the Fair Employment and Housing Act, it is illegal to discriminate against California employees based on the following protected categories:
- Disability, mental and physical
- Age (40 and over)
- Gender identity, gender expression
- Ancestry, national origin
- Genetic information
- Medical condition
- Marital status
- Military or veteran status
- Religion, creed
- Race, color
- Sexual orientation
- Sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions)
If you have been discriminated against in the workplace, by your employer or another employee because of your disability, contact our skilled disability discrimination attorney in Pasadena today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.
Do State and Federal Disability Laws Require Workplace Accommodations in California?
When applicants or employees with disabilities have the necessary experience, skills, and certifications for a job, and can perform its essential functions, employers are required to provide reasonable accommodations, if they do not cause undue hardship.
California employer accommodations may include restructuring the position around the employee’s disability by:
- Making changes to existing equipment and facilities to help disabled workers
- Transferring an employee to the same job or similar job at a different location
- Modifying an employee’s hours and days to allow time for required medical treatment
- Allowing for a reasonable amount of unpaid medical leave
ADA compliance is not simply an accommodation, it is the law. If your California employer refuses to provide the necessary adjustments for your disability, contact our experienced disability discrimination lawyers in Pasadena to schedule a free consultation today discuss your unique circumstances today.
Our Pasadena Employment Law Attorneys Also Focus on the Following Practice Areas:
- Employment Misclassification
- Fair Employment and Housing Act
- Racial Discrimination
- Wage & Hour Law
- Whistleblower Retaliation
- Workplace Safety Lawsuit
- Employment Discrimination
- Employment Harassment
- Employment Law FAQ
- Family and Medical Leave Act
- Age Discrimination
- Independent Contractors Misclassification
- Pregnancy Discrimination
- Sexual Harassment
What Legal Remedies Can I Pursue During a California Disability Discrimination Case?
At Romero Law, we take all disability discrimination cases very seriously, and will investigate each our client’s claims to ensure they have access to the legal resources they need to pursue the results they deserve.
Common legal remedies for disability discrimination in the workplace may include:
- Past and Future Lost Earnings
- Out-of-Pocket Expenses
- Damages for Emotional Distress
- Punitive Damages
- Attorney’s Fees and Court Costs
- Hiring / Reinstatement
- Policy Changes
- Training Requirements
- Reasonable Accommodation(s)
At Romero Law, our experienced disability discrimination attorneys in Pasadena know our clients feel a great deal of humiliation, disappointment, and disrespect when they suffer from discrimination and/or harassment in the workplace, and we want to help them take back their strength, integrity, and dignity by holding their employer liable for their immoral and illegal actions.
If you are seeking a legal solution to hold your employer liable for disability discrimination, contact our skilled Pasadena employment lawyer at Romero Law today to ensure your rights are protected going forward, and pursue the best outcome for your unique circumstances.
Contact Our Pasadena Disability Discrimination Lawyers Today For A Free Consultation
At Romero Law, APC, our experienced Pasadena disability discrimination attorneys take a hands-on approach to pursuing tangible results our clients can count on, because we are more than just their lawyer, but their advocate.
We connect with our clients to understand the grief and despair their employers have caused them personally and professionally, so we can remedy the unlawful and degrading mistreatment they have endured, and they can confidently move past this challenging time with a clear win.