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Los Angeles ADA & Disability Discrimination Attorneys

Workers with disabilities deserve fair and equal treatment in the workplace. At Rise Law Firm, we know that both state and federal law provide protections for employees who have disabilities, and we know that employers are required to offer reasonable accommodations. Our Los Angeles ADA & disability discrimination attorneys regularly stand up for the rights of disabled workers and fight to secure compensation when they are wronged by their employer.

Why choose Rise Law Firm for this case?

When dealing with an issue as serious as disability discrimination, you need an attorney with extensive experience handling employment law matters. Rise Law Firm is ready to get to work on your case.

  • All of our Los Angeles employment attorneys have obtained education and degrees from the most well-known and storied universities in the country, and have trained at some of the most respected law firms in Los Angeles.
  • We have a reputation for success when it comes to handling employment law cases and have secured millions of dollars and verdicts and settlements for our clients.
  • Our work is consistently recognized by legal professionals in the industry, and all of our senior lawyers were selected by peers as “Super Lawyers” – a distinction given only to the top 5% lawyers nationwide.

How will an attorney help your case?

It is often difficult to uncover evidence of explicit disability discrimination or ADA violations. In most cases, those who are victims of this type of discrimination will not have the resources or legal experience necessary to obtain maximum compensation for their case. A skilled attorney will be able to:

  • Uncover all evidence of the discrimination or willful ADA violations.
  • Handle all negotiations with other parties to obtain fair compensation as well as rightful accommodations.
  • Fully prepare the disability discrimination case for trial if that is what it will take to secure full compensation.

Understanding workplace protections for those with disabilities

According to the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), disability discrimination occurs “when an employer or other entity covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, or the Rehabilitation Act, as amended, treats a qualified individual with a disability who is an employee or applicant unfavorably because she has a disability.”

The EEOC goes on to state that disability discrimination also occurs when an employer treats an applicant or an employee less favorably because they have a history of a disability or because that person is believed to have a physical or mental impairment that is not expected to last or is minor.

California’s disability laws go beyond EEOC and ADA requirements and give additional protections to employees in the state, per the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).

What accommodations are required?

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), employers are required to provide reasonable accommodations to applicants or employees who have a disability, so long as doing so would not cause significant difficulty or expense to the employer (undue hardship).

When an employee has the necessary skills, experience, and certifications for a job, and can perform the job’s essential functions, the employer will generally be required to provide accommodations. Some examples of common accommodations include:

  • Restructuring jobs around the disability, which could include modifying an employee’s hours and days to allow for them to receive any required medical treatment. This does not necessarily mean they work fewer hours, just that their schedule will be slightly different than other employees’ schedules.
  • Allowing for a reasonable amount of unpaid medical leave (this time may already be allowed under the FMLA and the CFRA).
  • Transferring an employee to the same job or substantially similar job at a different location so they may have more accommodations or so they are better able to obtain medical care.
  • Making changes to existing equipment and facilities to help disabled workers, such as changing the height of desks to allow for a wheelchair, installing telecommunications assistance for hearing impaired individuals, installing computer screen magnifiers, etc.

What is the time limit in place to file a claim?

Any worker who believes they have been discriminated against due to their disability must file a complaint within a certain amount of time or lose their right to file a lawsuit. The complaint must be filed with the EEOC within 300 days of the date the discrimination occurred. However, is it important that those who experience disability discrimination do not wait for the deadline to get close and that they file their complaint as soon as possible to ensure a favorable outcome.

How much will an attorney cost for an ADA or disability discrimination case?

At Rise Law Firm, we understand that individuals who have experienced disability discrimination in the workplace are often left in a precarious financial situation. One of the first questions clients ask is how much we charge for our services. We are proud to take ADA and disability discrimination cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that our clients face no upfront or out-of-pocket costs related to their case. We only collect legal fees after we secure a favorable settlement or verdict on behalf of our clients. We hope that this fee arrangement encourages more people who have been discriminated against to come forward and stand up for their rights.

Is there compensation available for these cases?

If you or somebody you love has faced discrimination in the workplace based on a disability or perceived disability, you may be entitled to various types of compensation for what has happened. At Rise Law Firm, our goal is to investigate your claims and work to secure the following compensation:

  • Reinstatement to your job (if applicable)
  • Access to reasonable accommodations
  • Front pay and back pay
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Court cost and legal fees

Depending on the situation, we may also pursue punitive damages against your employer. The total amount awarded in each case will vary depending on the circumstances and facts involved in the case. When you need a Los Angeles ADA & disability discrimination attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 310-728-6588.