If you feel that you have been a victim of workplace discrimination, such as being fired or are being discriminated against by virtue of a “disability” you may be entitled to recovery for your lost wages, emotional distress, and possibly punitive damages against your employer for the workplace discrimination.
What qualifies as a Disability?
You may be considered to be “disabled” for purposes of a Disability Discrimination case if you suffer from a physical or psychological ailment that affects your ability to work at your job. The disability may have pre-existed when you started working for an employer or may have been discovered after you commenced working.
If I suffered a worker related injury can I still make a Disability Discrimination Claim?
Even if you were injured at work; your employer has an affirmative duty to you under California and Federal disability laws. Just because you cannot work as fast, and as many hours as you did prior to the injury, your employer cannot retaliate against you.
Disability Discrimination & Reasonable Accommodation.
Under California employment laws employers must make “reasonable accommodations” for employees who qualify under the American with Disabilities Act. This includes but is not limited to any changes to the workplace or a job that allows an employee to do their job. The purpose of reasonable accommodations is to make sure that disabled workers have the same chances and opportunities that any non-disabled worker has.
DAMAGES AND PENALTIES
Depending upon the type of workplace discrimiantion case you have, employees have various types of damages and penalties that they can recover from their employers.
In most instances if you have been wrongfully terminated we will seek the following types of relief for you:
- Emotional Distress
- Lost Wages
- Punitive Damages
For your convenience, we are available to discuss your workplace discrimination claims 24 hours a day. Contact us to discuss your California unpaid wages case!