Our Practiced Los Angeles Attorneys Help Victims of Disability Discrimination
Serving Los Angeles since 2001
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) forbids employers from discriminating against an employee or applicant because of a disability. To be considered disabled in California, an individual must have an impairment that limits a major life activity. In most cases, the impairment is permanent, although a temporary impairment — such as a pregnancy or cancer in remission — may qualify.
At The Ruttenberg Law Firm, PC in Los Angeles, we help clients fight discrimination involving:
- History of Disability
- Perceived physical or mental impairment
We provide strong, experienced representation to workers who face adverse employment actions because of a disability. These violations can include:
- Denial of employment
- Loss of benefits
Termination due to a disability in Los Angeles, California
The law provides a broad range of protections to ensure that employers do not base employment decisions on intentional — or inadvertent — disability discrimination. Employers, for example, may not:
- Ask medical questions in an interview
- Require a medical exam prior to hiring
- Ask job applicants if they have a disability
In addition, the law forbids termination and other adverse employment actions due to a disability. While an adverse action may not be taken against an employee who requires work absences for medical appointments, the employer may ask for reasonable documentation of these appointments.
If you face unfavorable workplace actions, including termination because of your disability or retaliation for reporting a violation, the Los Angeles attorneys at The Ruttenberg Law Firm, PC have the experience, knowledge and passion for justice that you need to recover damages. We seek to recover damages for you, including back and front pay, job acquisition, reinstatement, promotion and reasonable accommodations.
Failure to accommodate disabled employees
Employers are required to provide reasonable accommodations to employees and applicants with disabilities, unless doing so would cause undue hardship. The definition of reasonable may vary from case to case, but in general, a business must make a facility accessible and modify job structures as necessary. At The Ruttenberg Law Firm, PC, we hold employers liable for failure to:
- Provide wheelchair access, accessible parking and other facility-accessible modifications
- Modify equipment or provide qualified readers or interpreters
- Change tests, training materials or policies
- Accommodate requests for a job change based on a disability
- Allow part-time work or modify work schedules
- Provide job restructuring
Seek the help of attorneys who are devoted to justice in employment
If you have been denied employment, job benefits or reasonable accommodations — or if you are harassed by your employer or co-workers because of your disability — our attorneys at The Ruttenberg Law Firm, PC have the resources and outstanding reputation to help you. To learn more about our services, including our contingency fees, contact us online or call (310) 979-7080 today for a free initial consultation. We are conveniently located near UCLA and are available for evening and weekend appointments in our Los Angeles office.