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Legal rights for disabled workers in California

For a long time, the workforce treated disabled individuals as second-class citizens at best, and as drains on society at worst. Most companies did not even consider hiring disabled workers, and if they did hire such workers, the disabled individuals were often relegated to mundane tasks that did not offer a great deal of personal satisfaction or opportunity for advancement. The advent of the Americans with Disabilities Act changed this for the better in many ways, outlining additional regulations designed to ensure that disabled workers are not unlawfully prevented from working.

I was wrongfully terminated. How can an attorney help me?

It is not uncommon for people to ignore the possibility of legal aid, thinking instead that they will simply handle their problems on their own. In some instances, people feel that going through a litigation process will be more trouble than it is worth, so they simply move past or ignore an unlawful issue at their place of employment. However, this is not recommended. Employees have rights, and it is in their best interests to enlist an attorney to help them take advantage of those rights.

California woman claims she was sexually harassed and fired

Employees have many rights that protect them from mistreatment in the workplace. These laws are designed to prevent discrimination or harassment and ensure that workers are not fired for reasons that are unlawful. Some of the most important protections afforded to employees, particularly those in California thanks to various state laws, are the right to be free from sexual harassment in the workplace and the right to be free from retaliation for exercising their rights.

Harassed or discriminated against at work? We've got your back.

California, and the San Francisco Bay area, in particular, takes great pride in treating employees well, which has led to our national recognition for high employee satisfaction. Thanks to a combination of federal laws and state laws, there is a fairly simple approach to employment in California: if you want to work, and you are able to work, then you should be allowed to do so. And you should be allowed to do so free from mistreatment.