Vincent W Davis

Cancer and Health Discrimination

Los Angeles Cancer and Health Discrimination Attorneys

Health Discrimination is Illegal and Actionable

Employees who work during cancer treatment or treatment for some other serious illness, often encounter obvious or subtle discrimination in the workplace. For example, some employers may assume that a person’s productivity will decrease, or that their performance will fall below the company’s expectations during or after cancer or other significant medical treatment. Cancer survivors may also face discrimination when it comes to job promotion or transfer.

Patterns of Health Discrimination Behavior

Other Health Discrimination behavior may include being demoted for no clear reason, refused a job opening, or the employee finding a lack of flexibility in response to requests for time off for medical appointments. Some people are fortunate to have an understanding workplace and respectful colleagues and supervisors and do not experience workplace health discrimination. Unfortunately health discrimination is very much alive and well in many organizations and it is illegal! It is important to understand the various ways that you and your employment are protected if you feel you are unfairly treated as a result of the diagnosis or treatment for cancer or other significant medical challenge.

Patterns of Health Discrimination Behavior

If you have experienced workplace Health Discrimination or Cancer Discrimination based on your cancer diagnosis or your cancer treatments, you are not alone. Many employees experience problems at work after telling their supervisors about their cancer diagnosis or other illness. If you have had trouble with getting time off to attend radiation, chemotherapy and medical appointments, been demoted, experienced other negative repercussions at work, or even been fired, contact a Health Discrimination Attorney at Vincent W. Davis & Associates to learn about your rights. We can help you take action under the law, supporting you when the world seems to have turned completely against you.

Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Often Helps Employee Get Protected Leave

You have probably heard of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and may have used it to cover your time off during your cancer treatment. Under FMLA, an employee may take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave per 12-month time period. To be eligible for FMLA benefits, an employee must work for an employer that has at least 50 employees within 75 miles. In addition, the employee must have worked for the employer for a total of 12 months and at least 1,250 hours over the previous 12 months.

FMLA does not have to be taken as 12 weeks in a row; it can be used intermittently, applying after you’ve returned to the workplace. For example, some people use FMLA to go back to work part time while they are regaining strength and transitioning back to their responsibilities. Some employers will require that their employees use available sick or vacation time for part or all of the 12 weeks, so check with your human resources department for information on your workplace’s policies.

Other key factors in FMLA include the following:

  • Employers are required to continue your group health insurance coverage while you are on FMLA on the same terms as if you were still working.
  • You are entitled to return to your original job or to an equivalent job with equivalent pay and benefits.

Don’t allow Health Discrimination to ruin your career…

If you have been treated illegally and unfairly we can help you keep your position and make sure that your wages and benefits are protected. As experienced and aggressive employment attorneys, we want you to know that we are fully-invested in the rights of employees and we do all in our power to defend tour legal rights.

If you have been or are being discriminated against because you are have a major medical issue such as cancer, our experienced discrimination lawyers can help you with your case if you are anywhere in Southern California or in or close to any of the counties or cities listed below:

  • Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles County
  • Orange County
  • Riverside County
  • San Bernardino County
  • Santa Ana</li
  • Beverly Hills
  • Anaheim
  • Irvine
  • Long Beach
  • Pasadena
  • And more…

Arcadia Office
150 N. Santa Anita Ave,
Suite 200
Arcadia, CA 91006
Phone: (626) 446-6442
Fax: (626)-446-6454


Beverly Hills Office
9465 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 300
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: (310)-880-5733


La Mirada Office
Cerritos Towne Center
17777 Center Court Drive ,
Suite 600
Cerritos, California, 90703
Phone: 888-888-6542


Los Angeles Office
Gas Company Tower
555 West Fifth Street,
31st Floor
Los Angeles, California, 90013
Phone: (213)-400-4132


Long Beach Office
Landmark Square
111 West Ocean Blvd.,
Suite 400
Long beach, California, 90802


Irvine Office
Oracle Tower
17901 Von Karman Avenue,
Suite 600
Irvine, California, 92614
Phone: (949)-203-3971
Fax: (949)-203-3972


Ontario Office
Lakeshore Center
3281 E. Guasti Road,
7th Floor
City of Ontario, California, 91761
Phone:(909)-996-5644


Riverside Office
Turner Riverwalk
11801 Pierce Street,
Suite 200
Riverside, California, 92505
Phone: (909)-996-5644


San Diego
Emerald Plaza
402 West Broadway,
Suite #400
San Diego, California, 92101
Phone: (619)-885-2070


Aliso Viejo
Ladera Corporate Terrace
999 Corporate Drive,
Suite 100
Ladera Ranch, California, 92694
Phone: (714) 721-3822