San Francisco Disability Discrimination Lawyer
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Passed in 1990, the
American with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal law that protects the rights of those with disabilities.
Under the law, disabled Americans are a protected class, and discrimination
against a person on the basis of disability is strictly illegal. Despite
this, some employers continue to treat disabled persons differently than
others. You have rights, and you should not be afraid to use the legal
system to ensure your rights are protected.
If you believe you have faced adverse treatment in the workplace, a
San Francisco employment lawyer from
Stewart & Musell, LLP can offer the legal advocacy you need in your situation. You may be entitled
to compensation with regards to your experience, which is why you should
take quick legal action. Our San Francisco employment law attorneys
have over three decades of collective experience and have used this to help disabled California residents stand up for their
rights time and time again.
Indirect vs. Direct Disability Discrimination
If you’re unsure whether you’ve been discriminated against
based on a disability, it’s important to remember that
discrimination can take many forms, both directly and indirectly. An example of direct
disability discrimination would be if an employer treats you less favorably
solely because of your disability. Indirect disability discrimination,
however, is when there is a rule or policy that is implemented that, while
applies to everyone, puts people disabilities at a disadvantage.
Protections for Disabled Workers
Title I of the ADA says that employers are obligated to treat disabled
workers the same as everyone else and provide for them the same level
of opportunity as other employees.
The law also specifies a number of protections, making the following illegal:
- Termination because of disability
- Not hiring someone because they are disabled or appear to be
- Harassment or abusive language
Additionally, employers are required to be able to offer reasonable accommodations
for disabled employees and applicants to ensure they have the same chance
of success and can perform their duties adequately.
Did a Company Fail to Comply with the ADA? Call Us Today!
Employers who do not follow the law can be held accountable for their discrimination
against disabled persons. Legal action can send a message to companies
that it is not acceptable to treat anyone in such a manner. Our firm's
priority is to ensure your rights are protected and that the California
workforce remains safeguarded.
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