Being struck by a disabling injury or illness will create challenges in all areas of your life, including at work. Fortunately, the employers of disabled employees have their obligations spelled out in the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The former is a California law and the latter is a federal act. Both of these laws provide the basis for the protection of disabled employees.
Disability Discrimination And Failure To Accommodate
At The Armstrong Law Firm, our San Francisco employee disability discrimination lawyers have a full understanding of your rights as a disabled worker under these laws. We are dedicated to ensuring that our clients receive the full protection of the FEHA and the ADA. From countering any wrongful termination to ensuring that your employer does all that is required to accommodate your disability, our California disability attorneys will be behind you helping you assert your rights.
Disability And Employer Requirements
After you have reported your disability to your employer, they have to engage in an interactive process during which questions about your disability will be answered, such as:
- What is the best way to accommodate your disability?
- Is an accommodation possible?
- Can the terms of employment be changed to accommodate the disability?
Our California discrimination attorneys will aggressively pursue any and all claims against an employer who does not respect the rights of, and fulfill their obligations to, a disabled employee, including:
“I was convinced I had a case but more than 40 attorneys in the Bay Area thought otherwise except for Kelly Armstrong. Although my conviction was based on my view of fairness as a long-time Silicon Valley executive, Kelly’s belief in my disability discrimination/wrongful termination case was based on her intimate knowledge of employment law, which she obviously knew better than the other employment lawyers I had approached. Over the course of the legal process Kelly and her associates were incisive, efficient, open-minded and straight-forward; she was also attuned to my anxiety and kept me calm, focused and confident. Kelly had the winning strategy from the onset and she and her associates gathered the critically important information needed to make our case. When we entered the mediation process, Kelly was at her best. With her stellar slide presentation to the mediator, which is uncommon, Kelly clarified and supported the key points of the case from our perspective. The slides set the direction we wanted and delighted the mediator who took copious notes. And the slides took the wind out of the sails of the opposing counsel. It was beautiful to watch a pro do her thing. When it was said and done, a very able Kelly Armstrong delivered as she said she would; it is as simple as that.”
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Contact a San Francisco Disability Discrimination Lawyer Today!
If you have been discriminated against because of your disability, the Armstrong Law Firm can help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Email us to request an initial consultation. We have offices in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, and Sausalito, and serve the entire Bay Area including Santa Clara County.