San Francisco ADA And Disability Discrimination Attorneys
Whether you were born with a disability, or have acquired a disability, you should still have the ability to acquire and retain gainful employment. But some employers still don’t seem to think there is anything wrong with having different rules for people with disabilities than they have for the able-bodied worker. They could not be more wrong!
Persons with disabilities have as much right to gainful employment as anyone else. Federal and state laws, particularly the Americans with Disabilities Act, prohibit employers from discriminating against individuals on the basis of disability. The law also requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for workers with disabilities.
If you have been denied reasonable accommodations, or if you have suffered adverse employment action because of your disability, you deserve strong legal counsel to stand up for you. For more than 60 years, The Cartwright Law Firm has protected the rights of individuals with disabilities.
Don’t suffer through disability discrimination on your own. Call 415-433-0444 or contact us online for a free consultation and case evaluation with an experienced employment attorney.
Navigating The Complexities Of The Americans With Disabilities Act
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides important protections for employees. For example, employers cannot discriminate against you on the basis of disability in:
- Promotional opportunities
- Pay and benefits
- Conditions of employment
Before pursuing legal action, the first step is to determine whether you are covered by the ADA and similar state law. Only those with certain longstanding physical and mental impairments that limit major life activities are entitled to legal protection.
Your Right To Reasonable Accommodations
Employers must make reasonable accommodations for those with qualifying disabilities. For example, they might be required to:
- Make physical changes to the workplace such as installing ramps or resituating cubicles
- Restructure job duties
- Provide unpaid leave for medical appointments and therapy
- Modify your job schedule
- Furnish specialized equipment to help you do your job
If you have been a victim of disability discrimination, we can assess your legal options and walk you through the process. Our employment discrimination lawyer is an aggressive advocate who is passionate about standing up for the rights of those with disabilities.
Call For A Free Consultation
For a free consultation and case evaluation with an experienced employment law attorney, call 415-433-0444. We serve clients in San Francisco and throughout California.