Vincent W Davis

Disability Discrimination (FEHA)

Los Angeles Disability Discrimination Attorneys

Disability discrimination includes a wide variety of possible scenarios including wrongful termination, failure to hire, failure to promote, and other mistreatment of employees based on their disability. The Employment Lawyers at Vincent W. Davis & Associates are here to help people who are or have been the victims of disability discrimination in the workplace.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), was established to protect people with disabilities from discrimination. Employers in all states are required by the ADA to make reasonable accommodations to allow people with disabilities the opportunity to work just like any other American.

Federal Law – Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

An employer’s failure to accommodate a disabled person can lead to a disability discrimination lawsuit. Moreover, the ADA also protects people from being fired or “held back” from natural or earned promotion because of a disability. When a disability is unrelated to job performance, employers are not allowed to refuse to hire or fire a person with a disability.

State Law California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA)

 California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA)Federal Law is then reinforced by California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) which provides far greater definitions, protections, and harsh penalties beyond those of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you are deemed to be “disabled” within the scope and definition of the more broad California law, you have important legal rights, which we can leverage to help you if you are facing disability discrimination in the workplace.

Fighting Disability Discrimination

Two approaches are described below, and may follow one after the other if the first does not get results:

1. Negotiate with Your Employer

We can help you present a strong and convincing case to your employer to convince them to honor your legal rights if you are being discriminated against. The negotiations would be to demonstrate to your employer that the their stance is illegal and they will most likely lose in court and then be subjected to monetary damages if you are to pursue legal action. An experienced Disability Discrimination attorney can negotiate for many common situations and for clients who have:

  • Been fired or given notice because of their disability
  • Been denied job advancement or promotion because of their disability

And also for clients who have:

  • Been out on disability and wish to return to work
  • Been out on a Workers Compensation injury and wish to return to work

and needs a reasonable “accommodation” such as a ramp, a smoke-free environment, temporary alternative job placement, something “less physical” for some amount of time, or other consideration in order to return and resume their job.

In situations such as these a letter or a call from your attorney may be sufficient to help you hang onto or reclaim your job – simply by letting your employer know that you are serious and anxious to continue to work, or to return to your work but for an accommodation that they need to address to make that happen.

2. Go to Court to Assert Your Rights if Negotiations Fail

Our Employment attorneys represent clients who have been discriminated against on the basis of their disability or who are not receiving the accommodations to which they are entitled under the Federal and State Disability Laws.

In some cases, where a letter or phone call will not encourage an employer to honor your employment rights, it may become necessary to file a lawsuit to protect your employee rights.

We will defend Clients facing Disability Discrimination

Contact one of our Disability Discrimination Attorneys at Vincent W. Davis & Associates to determine whether you are being subjected to disability discrimination within the meaning of Federal and California laws and how we can protect and defend your rights as a disabled worker if you are anywhere in Southern California or in 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

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