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Disability Discrimination Attorney in Pasadena
We are attorneys who stand up for victims of disability discrimination. Our law firm serves individuals with disabilities who reside in the Pasadena area and throughout California. These victims are protected by both federal and state laws. Accordingly, the disability discrimination attorneys at Stephen Danz & Associates have the requisite experience, know-how, and resources to help employees who have been discriminated or retaliated against based on their disability or based on requesting reasonable accommodation. The recoveries in recent cases speak for themselves, and we encourage you to review our sample recoveries pages and blogs for more detail.
What To Do if You’ve Been Discriminated Against Due To Your Disability?
If you have been discriminated against based on your disability or perceived disability (or believe that this occurred either to you or someone you know), there are steps that you can take. Initially, please document every instance where this happened. This is a crucial step in building the evidence for proving your case. Therefore, write down a chronology, collect the documents, and save your emails. Then, file a report with the state and federal agency notifying them of the unjust treatment that you have suffered. If you are a part of a union, please make sure to speak with your union representative and file the grievance. Filing a complaint with the employer’s Human Resources department and keeping a copy is vital. At the same time, follow the company policy for requesting reasonable accommodation. Make sure that you file the charge with the EEOC and respective state agency so that you do not miss a deadline and consequently the right to sue in court. For assistance with all of these steps, contact us at (877)789-9707 to retain the services of a knowledgeable attorney to guide you through the appropriate steps in protecting your rights and preserving your claim.
What Remedies Have We Recovered for Our Clients?
The most common remedies available for those who suffered disability discrimination include compensatory damages (lost earnings, back-pay and front-pay, benefits, bonuses, promotions), hiring, reinstatement, reasonable accommodation, attorney fees and costs, punitive damages (for outrageous cases where courts wish to make an example of the employer), and other actions that the court believes would serve the victims.
We are Dedicated Disability Discrimination Attorneys in Pasadena
Our attorneys are led by Stephen Danz who has been litigating employment discrimination cases for almost four decades. Mr. Danz and his associates know the federal and state laws and will guide you on how the facts of your case apply to those laws. When you contact our office by phone or the online form, we will schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our attorneys. Our attorneys are always available to speak with you – both during weekdays and weekends.
Pasadena ADA Lawyers and Disability Discrimination Attorneys
The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) strictly prohibit employers from discriminating against employees merely based on a physical or mental disability. In addition, if an employee has a disability but is able to perform the tasks of the job with reasonable accommodations, the employer must provide those to the employee. This also extends to temporary physical or mental disabilities. If you have any questions about the applicability of your disability to the ADA or FEHA, please call us today at 877-789-9707 or complete the online form and our office will contact you.
California has some of the strictest anti-discrimination laws and employee-friendly courts. Therefore, if you believe that you were discriminated against by an employer or future employer due to your disability, contact our office as soon as possible since some of the disability discrimination laws contain tight filing deadlines. Your consultation is free and we accept disability discrimination cases on a contingency basis. This means that we do not receive any fees if there is no compensation recovered.
Employment-Based Disability Discrimination
At its foundation, the ADA prohibits discrimination against applicants and employees which is contingent upon a disability. Discrimination may take the form of none-hiring, demotions, none-promotions, training, wages, and other work-related compensation and benefits. There are also protections against employers asking about the applicant’s disability before he or she is hired. Please note that the ADA only applies to companies that have 15 or more employees while FEHA is more protective in that it applies to companies that have 5 or more employees. There are also provisions about who is considered an employee. Our attorneys are well versed in these laws and will be able to assess your case and provide proper guidance as to whether accommodations should have been made or disability discrimination took place.
What is Considered “Reasonable”?
California employers must provide their disabled employees with reasonable accommodations for job-related tasks. The following accommodations are commonly considered reasonable:
-Installing handrails and ramps
-Providing individual work schedule such as to assist someone with vision issues
-Special equipment or devices may be provided
-Transferring the employee to a different location
Reasonable Accommodation v. Undue Hardship
It is important to know that companies that are required to make reasonable accommodations may meet certain exceptions. These exceptions permit companies to forgo costly or difficult accommodations since they will cause “undue hardship” to the company. Each scenario has its own facts and must be evaluated carefully by our attorneys and retained experts. In addition, companies do not have to lower their performance expectations to accommodate a disabled employee. However, they must reasonably accommodate an employee so that he or she may still be able to adequately perform.
Each Case Is Unique – Don’t Be a Victim!
When you speak with our dedicated and experienced attorney, he or she will counsel you on what may be subject to unlawful disability discrimination. If both you and the attorney conclude that disability discrimination occurred, the attorney will guide you on what steps to take to protect your legal options and how to obtain compensation, re-instatement, corrective action and other avenues. We will also represent you when filing a claim with the government agency in addition to filing your claim in court
Call Our Office for a Complimentary Consultation Today
If you or someone you know was or is the victim of employment discrimination due to a physical or mental disability in Pasadena, please contact us at (877) 987-9707.
If any of the above scenarios occurred to you or your colleagues in the workplace, consult with some of the most experienced Pasadena Age Discrimination Lawyers at Stephen Danz and Associates. We have successfully settled or litigated hundreds of cases of age discrimination. Each individual who contacts us for a free, no obligation consultation, will be granted ample time to discuss the case as well as fully understand the process. 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.
If you have been adversely affected by age discrimination or retaliation at work, contact Pasadena area employment discrimination lawyers who specialize in the representation of executives and employees in age discrimination cases. To discuss your case and explain what we can do for you, speak to our Pasadena based employment discrimination attorneys today for a free consultation at 877-789-9707.
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“Mr. Danz and Ms. Porter,
Thank you very much for your legal assistance a few weeks back. The problems I was encountering at work were having an extremely adverse affect on every aspect of my daily life. Relationships with my fiance, friends, and family were growing increasingly tense, and my overall daily outlook was grim as a consequence of not being able to see any viable options to remedy the situation. Your willingness to write, speak over the phone, and meet with me was extremely generous. Furthermore, the way in which you treated my family and I was overwhelming. In a calm, compassionate, and sincere fashion, you were able to explain to us very clearly several meaningful options in which to resolve the conflict I had with my employer. On the drive home from meeting with both of you, I felt for the first time in a long time, a sense of relief and renewed ability to enjoy the moment.
Your confidence and professionalism in all of my interactions with you allowed me to trust you completely when advice was offered. I wrote a forceful letter to my employer that was as closely in line with the advice you gave I as could create. On the same day that I emailed said letter, I received a reply from my employer that demonstrated very clearly that I had his attention. Immediately after, I recieved verbal and written reassurances that the matter was being dealt with promptly. Within three weeks I was in the shop, and two weeks after that I my application for the opening at a closer location was accepted. Every part of what I was asking for was granted, and then some.
I would love to fly you both to Hawaii for an all expense paid vacation, but my wife would kill me as we are still in the “postponed” phase of our honeymoon due to lack of funds. At the moment, I give you my most sincere appreciation. I understand that you are both business persons, and had the issue gone to trial or arbitration, much money could have been made. At no time though, did I sense that your motivation was driven by a desire to win money. You both seemed genuinely driven by a desire to help someone who did not readily see how to help himself. That to me is the definition of love and compassion. Thank you for treating my wife, daughter, and I with such love and compassion.
I apologize for it taking so long to get the above thanks to you. My tardiness is in no way an indication that I take this issue lightly. My tardiness IS the result of wanting to dedicate adequate time to compose a thank you that reflects the sincerity and magnitude of my gratitude.
One last thing. Mr. Danz, do you remember mentioning that I was hired as a form of advertisement for the company? You said it would be a way for them to show potential new-hires that one of the top Universal Technical Institute students works for us. Turns out you were dead on. I was asked two weeks ago if I was okay with being interviewed for an upcoming story regarding the company, and that I was one of two people in the entire company chosen. I thought you might get a kick out of that.
Thank you very much.
– Brendan C.”
Stephen Danz & Associates-Pasadena