Trusted Disability Discrimination Counsel In The Greater Los Angeles Area
California employers should take steps to help their workers continue to complete their jobs after suffering a disability. When workers suffer discrimination at work because of a disability, you need a strong lawyer who is ready to stand up for your rights.
Workplace discrimination cases are notoriously difficult to win. At Teren Law Group, our attorney has reached positive outcomes in more than 90 percent of her cases. While we cannot guarantee we will get a positive outcome, we can promise we will offer fierce advocacy, personalized advice and skilled disability discrimination counsel.
What Are Reasonable Accommodations?
Employers cannot discriminate against their current and prospective employees because they have a disability or a medical condition. They must make reasonable accommodations to help you carry out the essential functions of your job. If a current or prospective employee can perform the essential functions of the job with (or without) reasonable accommodation, then they are a “qualified disabled employee” who is protected by disability discrimination laws.
If the disabled employee needs an accommodation that imposes an undue hardship on the employer, the employer is not required to provide that type of accommodation. Undue hardships refer to accommodations that impose significant costs or are difficult to implement. The resources and organization of the company will determine whether a specific accommodation is an undue hardship.
Employers are required to have an interactive process with the employee and the employee’s medical provider to explore possible accommodations that would allow the employee to perform the essential functions of the position. An employer’s refusal to engage in the interactive process forms the basis of a legal claim by the employee.
Damages You May Be Entitled To Receive
For more than 25 years, we have held employers who violate their workers’ rights accountable for their actions. We take a thoughtful approach when working through each case. While we will seek to reach a fair settlement through direct negotiation, Ms. Pamela Teren is never afraid to fight back in court.
If you suffered disability discrimination, our attorney can help you obtain damages for:
- Lost wages and benefits
- Lost future wages if they will not reinstate you
- Out-of-pocket costs for job searches
- Legal fees
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
Learn More By Speaking With Our Attorney
No matter where you are with your case, we will help you determine the next, best step forward with your discrimination claim. Contact us today to schedule your free, confidential meeting by calling 310-870-0375. You may also reach our Redondo Beach office via email.