Kaplan Weiss LLP Disability Discrimination

Los Angeles Disability Discrimination Lawyer 

Fighting For Those Who Have Experienced Discrimination Based on Their Disability in California

At Kaplan Weiss LLP, we are committed to upholding the rights of all employees, especially those who face discrimination due to their disabilities. Our team of skilled and dedicated Disability Discrimination Attorneys in Los Angeles, CA, work tirelessly to ensure that your right to fair treatment and equal opportunities in the workplace is protected.

Our team comprises experienced Los Angeles Disability Discrimination Lawyers who are well-versed with all aspects of employment law, particularly the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). We understand that every case is unique and therefore approach each one with a personalized strategy designed for optimal results.

Your disability discrimination case is important to us, and we encourage you to get in touch if you need legal advice. Call (213) 652-5827 or contact us online to request a free initial consultation today with our disability discrimination attorney in Los Angeles.

What is Disability Discrimination?

Disability discrimination occurs when an individual is treated less favorably or unfairly because of their disability. This type of discrimination can happen in different settings, including the workplace, housing, public accommodations, and more. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), individuals with disabilities are granted specific protections to ensure equal treatment and opportunities. Disability discrimination can manifest in numerous ways, and recognizing these forms is essential to safeguarding one's rights.

No matter what form disability discrimination takes — whether it's unfair treatment, harassment or failure to provide reasonable accommodations — our disability discrimination attorneys stand ready to fight for you. We have extensive experience handling cases involving all forms of workplace discrimination based on physical or mental impairments.

Examples of Disability Discrimination

Disability discrimination can take many forms, and knowing what constitutes unlawful behavior is crucial. Some common examples include:

  • Employment Discrimination: Refusing to hire, firing, or demoting an employee because of their disability. This also includes failing to provide reasonable accommodations enabling the employee to perform their duties effectively.
  • Harassment: Subjecting an individual to offensive remarks, jokes, or other behavior related to their disability that creates a hostile work environment.
  • Unequal Pay or Benefits: Paying an employee with a disability less than their non-disabled counterparts for the same work or denying benefits and opportunities that are otherwise available to all employees.
  • Failure to Accommodate: Not making necessary adjustments or modifications in the workplace that would allow a person with a disability to do their job. This could include modifying work schedules, providing special equipment, or physically changing the workplace.
  • Denial of Access: Refusing entry or service to individuals with disabilities in public places or failing to make necessary modifications to ensure accessibility.
  • Retaliation: Punishing an individual for asserting their rights under disability discrimination laws, such as by filing a complaint or participating in an investigation.

What are My Rights Under the ADA?

The ADA prohibits employers from discriminating against individuals based on their disabilities. This includes not just hiring decisions but also promotions, job assignments, training opportunities and more. If you believe you've been a victim of such practices, our L.A. Disability Discrimination Attorneys' primary goal will be ensuring your rights are upheld.

What Proof Do I Need in a Disability Discrimination Case?

Building a strong disability discrimination case requires substantial evidence to prove that discrimination occurred. Essential elements of proof include:

  • Documented Disability: Evidence of a diagnosed disability that substantially limits one or more major life activities. This can include medical records, doctor's notes, or documentation of treatment.
  • Qualified for the Job: Proof that you were qualified for the position or role in question, which includes having the necessary skills, experience, and education.
  • Adverse Action: Evidence showing that you were subjected to an adverse action (e.g., termination, demotion, denial of promotion) directly linked to your disability.
  • Reasonable Accommodation Requests: Documentation of any requests made for reasonable accommodations, along with responses from the employer. This includes emails, letters, or recorded meetings discussing accommodation needs and outcomes.
  • Witness Testimonies: Statements from coworkers, supervisors, or others who witnessed discriminatory behavior or can corroborate your account of events.
  • Comparative Evidence: Instances where similarly situated employees without disabilities were treated more favorably under similar circumstances.

How a Disability Discrimination Lawyer Can Help

Navigating a disability discrimination case can be complex and challenging. Our Los Angeles discrimination attorney at Kaplan Weiss LLP can provide the expertise and support necessary to effectively handle your case. Here's how our lawyers can assist:

  • Case Evaluation: Conduct a thorough assessment of your situation to determine the viability of your claim and identify the best legal strategy moving forward.
  • Evidence Gathering: Help you compile and organize essential evidence, including medical records, employment documents, witness statements, and correspondence.
  • Legal Representation: Represent you in negotiations with your employer or opposing party to seek a fair settlement. If a settlement cannot be reached, our lawyers are prepared to advocate for you in court.
  • Understanding Rights and Options: Educate you about your legal rights under the ADA and FEHA, ensuring you understand the protections available and the options for recourse.
  • Filing Claims: Assist with filing complaints with relevant agencies, like the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), and ensure all legal deadlines are met.
  • Litigation Support: Provide robust litigation support, from drafting legal documents to presenting your case before a judge or jury, aiming for the best possible outcome.

Contact Our Los Angeles Disability Discrimination Attorney Today

If you've faced workplace discrimination because of your disability or believe that your employer has failed in providing reasonable accommodations as required by law , don't hesitate - contact us today at Kaplan Weiss LLP. Let our experienced 'Disability Discrimination Lawyers' guide you through this challenging time and help secure the justice you deserve.

We take pride in representing employees who have been victims of disability discrimination. At Kaplan Weiss LLP - we’re not just lawyers; we're advocates for justice.

Contact Kaplan Weiss LLP today to get started with our Los Angeles disability discrimination lawyer.

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