Disability Discrimination Law In Los Angeles
Workers with physical or mental disability are afforded extensive rights under California and federal law. Discriminating against an employee because of a handicap is prohibited. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal statute that forbids workplace discrimination based on a person's handicap. Disabled employees are likewise protected by state-level anti-discrimination laws. The Fair Housing and Employment Act is the name of the statute in California. The FEHA provides California workers with even more protection than the ADA when it comes to handicap discrimination.
Common Examples of Disability Discrimination
What Conditions are Recognized as a Disability?
Individuals with a “physical handicap, mental disability, or medical condition” are protected by the FEHA.
– Cancer or genetic traits are both considered “medical conditions.”
– Physiological and anatomical problems are included in the definition of “physical impairment.” HIV/AIDS, epilepsy, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, hepatitis, and heart disease are among the diseases covered.
– Any mental or psychological problem that inhibits a significant life activity, such as intellectual impairment, organic brain syndrome, emotional or mental illness, or learning difficulties, is considered a mental disability.
In some cases, an employee may be deemed disabled if he or she has a past history of these illnesses (even if he or she has recovered) or if his or her employer believes that person is impaired (even if this is false). The FEHA makes it illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee because of his or her handicap. Employers cannot discriminate against employees who need to take a medical leave of absence to donate a kidney.
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Employees are protected by federal and state legislation. Employees who believe they have been subjected to workplace sexual harassment or discrimination may consult an employment lawsuit attorney. A lawyer can assess the situation and explain the employee’s choices. In the interim, workers should maintain precise records of any workplace harassment they encounter.
California law guarantees food and rest periods. Employees who believe they are not getting the breaks they are entitled to can see an employment dispute attorney. A lawyer may assess the matter and advise the employee on his or her choices, which may include suing. A potential claimant should read the company’s employment regulations and maintain precise records of their hours worked and breaks taken.
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