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Disability Discrimination Attorneys

Under both federal and California law, employers cannot discriminate against applicants or employees who have disabilities or a medical condition.

The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibits “discrimination on the basis of physical or mental disability.” In this case, the physical or mental disability need only limit a major life activity in determining whether a condition constitutes a disability.

Likewise, the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) prohibits disability discrimination on a federal level, with the standard based on a physical or mental impairment that “must substantially limit a major life activity.”

At Buchsbaum & Haag, we have over 40 years of experience litigating these matters. In order to understand what your rights and options are, contact us today.

Disability Discrimination Attorneys

Under both federal and California law, employers cannot discriminate against applicants or employees who have disabilities or a medical condition.

The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibits “discrimination on the basis of physical or mental disability.” In this case, the physical or mental disability need only limit a major life activity in determining whether a condition constitutes a disability.

Likewise, the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) prohibits disability discrimination on a federal level, with the standard based on a physical or mental impairment that “must substantially limit a major life activity.”

At Buchsbaum & Haag, we have over 40 years of experience litigating these matters. In order to understand what your rights and options are, contact us today.

What is a Disability under the Law?

There is a long a list of what may be a protected disability under the law. Disabilities may include, but are not limited to conditions like:

Work-related injuries

Hepatitis

Back injuries

Seizure disorder

Diabetes

Clinical depression

Arthritis

Bipolar disorder

Multiple sclerosis

Heart disease

The Law Applies to Both Actual And Perceived Disability

The FEHA makes clear that that it protects employees from discrimination, regardless of whether the disability is real or the employer simply assumes it exists. In other words, if the employer only perceives that the employee has a disability, discrimination based on that perception is illegal, even if the employee isn’t actually disabled.
- Cal. Govt. Code § 12926.1(c).

Your Disability Discrimination Lawyer | Call Today

If you feel as though you may have been discriminated against based on your disability or if your company has not made the proper changes to accommodate your disability, contact us today for a free consultation at 562-733-2498.  We serve areas all throughout Southern California, including Long Beach, Los Angeles and Orange County.

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