A disability can affect every aspect of your life, but your work life most of all. If a disability is affecting you in the workplace, you should know that California state and federal laws protect your right to work. They make sure that Californians with disabilities or other conditions that impact their ability to work, such as pregnancy, can remain on the job with reasonable accommodations.
At Toni Jaramilla, A Professional Law Corporation, our lawyers are dedicated to upholding the law and protecting workers' rights. Located in Los Angeles, we make sure that our clients get the time and support they need from their employers so that they can effectively do their jobs:
- Time to attend doctors' appointments
- Up to 12 weeks of leave after the birth or adoption of a child
- Additional restroom breaks
- Extra leave time to recuperate from injuries or illnesses
- Special ergonomic arrangement of a worker's desk, workstation or other workspace, such as a special chair or computer keyboard
We also represent clients in retaliation claims related to disability discrimination or for asking for a reasonable accommodation for a disability. It is not unusual for employers to take action against employees, firing them or reducing their hours when employees ask for extra support because of a disability. If your employer has retaliated against you and you think your disability is involved, it is a good idea to speak with a Los Angeles disability discrimination attorney.
Taking Action — Fighting Against Failure to Accommodate a Disability
As experienced employment and labor law attorneys, the lawyers at Toni Jaramilla, A Professional Law Corporation, know how to spot discrimination. We have thorough and complete knowledge of the law, which helps us identify when an employer's actions are illegal.
If your employer has violated the law, we can take action. Depending on your situation, we may be able to get your job back, get you the accommodations you need, or get you financial compensation for the harm you experienced. The law provides for compensation for lost wages and benefits after a wrongful termination related to a disability.
Contact a Los Angeles Medical Condition Discrimination Attorney
If you are facing discrimination at work, take action. Contact the lawyers at Toni Jaramilla, A Professional Law Corporation. We are available at 310-551-3020 or you can contact us online.