Disability Discrimination Attorneys in Bakersfield
A Bakersfield Law Firm Representing Executives and Employees Only
Our Bakersfield employment discrimination attorneys have years of fighting for the rights of local disabled workers. If you have been the victim of workplace discrimination due to your disability, you are not alone. Each day, disabled workers face discrimination at work that is in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”) the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”). Stephen Danz & Associates has the reputation, resources, local knowledge, and capability to hold employers accountable for discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation and other work-related violations pertaining to disabled workers.
Key Area: Employers Fail in Providing Reasonable Accommodation
Disability Discrimination is different than other workplace discrimination claims since it is dependent on what the employer was required to do but did not do. The most common violation is that the employer failed to provide reasonable accommodation as the law required. Our attorneys often report California businesses that do not provide their disabled employees with non-wheelchair accessible building, restrictive restrooms, and desks that do not accommodate a disabled worker. Importantly, employers must show that they would experience undue hardship to satisfy the reasonable accommodation requests. Accordingly, our attorneys will send the employer notices to ensure that these items are provided to allow fair access to disabled workers.
Key Area: Discrimination Against Disabled Job Applicants
A big area of discrimination is where employers either do not provide reasonable accommodation to potential workers with disabilities or request that such information is provided during the interview process. There are only certain questions that employers may ask during the interview process. Further, the applications themselves must be rendered properly – font size and the ability to have assistance in their completion. We often see employers who try to make it difficult for disabled workers to join their workforce so that they do not have to comply with reasonable accommodation requests. This is highly unlawful, and our attorneys use their experience and current knowledge of the industry and laws to ensure that employers do not get away with such conduct.
Discuss Your Disability Discrimination Claim with our Experienced Bakersfield Attorneys by Calling toll free 877-789-9707 or Complete the Online Form. Se Habla Espanol.
The Americans with Disabilities Act Prohibits Employers from Discriminating Against Applicants or employees with a disability. The protection extends to behavior that includes applicants in the application process and employees in their terms, conditions, and privileges of employment. Further, employers may not fire, demote, or negatively treat you otherwise based on your disability. In addition, employers may not ask you if you are disabled during the interview process nor ask you about the severity of your condition. However, the employer may ask you about your ability to do your job or a prospective job. Moreover, employers may not discriminate against anyone for their association with a disabled individual.
If you believe that your disability was or is the reason for your employment discrimination, contact a Bakersfield disability discrimination lawyer at Stephen Danz & Associates. Our team is led by Stephen Danz who is a peer-selected “Super Lawyer” and has represented clients in disability discrimination cases including ADA, Americans with Disabilities Act claims and employment lawsuits throughout California. Simply complete our Online Form or call us at 877-789-9707, and someone from our office will respond to you promptly to help you assess your case. We value our clients and develop a strategy toward success. With the right resources, decades of experience, and the know-how, our firm is prepared to take your age discrimination case seriously, and we are ready and able to negotiate a settlement or take your case to court.
Remedies Are Based on Proper Representation and Accurate Strategy
Success is contingent on the attorney representation. Proper representation achieves maximum results based on the remedies obtained under the ADEA and FEHA. Some of these remedies include lost wages, front pay which is pay that will compensate the employee for lost future earnings that would have been earned if he or she was not discriminated against, reinstatement to the position, attorney’s fees and court costs. In addition, if we can show that the age discrimination was willful, then your award may include double wage damages and benefit damages.
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