For many years, legislators have attempted to level the playing field in the workplace by creating protections for those with disabilities. In California, workers are protected by two powerful laws; the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Together they provide some of the strongest protections in the country for those who have disabilities that limit employment opportunities.
Despite these safeguards, discrimination on the job still occurs. In these cases, demanding the right to work usually requires the services of a disability discrimination lawyer. Workers who find themselves terminated or passed over for promotion should contact Yedidsion Law Group for a no cost review of the facts of the case. California is an ‘employment at will’ state, meaning that there does not need to be a reason given for firing or refusing to hire someone. It requires legal skill and experience from an employment discrimination lawyer to prove that the real reason is disability discrimination.