Medical Condition Discrimination
At Gallenberg PC, our Los Angeles, Burbank, and Beverly Hills medical condition workplace discrimination lawyer represents clients throughout California who have been subjected to adverse actions by their employers because of their physical or mental restrictions.
The reality is, both state and federal laws, including the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), protect employees from being discriminated against because of their medical conditions.
If you believe you have been discriminated against because of a medical condition, our Los Angeles County employment law attorney may be able to help you. Contact us today to learn more about your legal rights and options to hold your employer liable for their unlawful behavior.
We do not charge prospective clients for a confidential telephone intake or online case review.What is the Definition of Medical Condition Discrimination in California Workplaces?
Prospective or existing employees cannot be discriminated against because of a medical condition, which is typically defined as any health impairment or record of health impairments such as:
- Chronic Diseases
- Genetic Characteristics
- HIV or AIDS
- Mental Disabilities, including Clinical Depression, Schizophrenia, or other Diagnosed Disorders
- Physical Disabilities
This is not an exhaustive list of potential medical conditions that are protected by both California and federal discrimination laws. No matter your medical condition, your rights are important, and so is your ability to pursue your employer for the damages you have suffered because of their discriminatory acts. Contact our skilled Los Angeles, Burbank, and Beverly Hills medical condition workplace discrimination attorney today to learn more.What are the Most Common Examples of Medical Condition Discrimination in California Workplaces?
California employers cannot unlawfully discriminate against employees who have diagnosed medical conditions or against employees they think may have medical conditions in any capacity.
That includes taking any of the following actions because of a medical condition or perceived condition:
- Creating different privileges for those who do not have a medical condition.
- Demoting an employee.
- Denying an employee any workplace promotions.
- Denying an employee’s reinstatement.
- Forcing an employee to quit.
- Harassing an employee.
- Reducing an employee’s compensation.
- Refusing to hire someone.
- Refusing to provide reasonable accommodations.
- Refusing to select an applicant to participate in training programs.
- Withholding benefits or providing unfair benefit packages.
- Wrongfully terminating an employee.
Even if your employer believes you have a medical condition, he or she cannot ask for your medical records unless the job you are applying for requires all employees or prospective employees to take a medical exam.
Even then, an employer cannot ask you to complete a medical exam until after they have made you a job offer.Is My Medical Condition Eligible for Reasonable Workplace Accommodations?
If you have a medical condition, your employer is required to provide you with reasonable accommodations so that you are still able to perform your duties, unless doing so creates an undue hardship for the employer.
Reasonable accommodations for employees with medical conditions may include, but are not limited to:
- Accessible communications.
- Allow a flexible work schedule for medical appointments.
- Change job tasks.
- Change the presentation of tests and training materials.
- Improve accessibility in a work area.
- Install a ramp or modify a restroom.
- Make materials available in Braille or large print.
- Modify a policy to allow a service animal in a business setting.
- Modify the layout of a workspace or workplace equipment.
- Provide or adjust a product, equipment, or software.
- Provide reserved parking.
- Provide accessible and assistive technologies, like screen reader software.
- Provide sign language interpreters or closed captioning at meetings and events.
- Reassign to a vacant position.
If you believe you have been discriminated against because of a medical condition, our Los Angeles County workplace discrimination lawyer today to learn more about your legal rights and options to pursue the damages you are entitled to by both state and federal laws. If you were denied reasonable accommodations for your medical condition, this may be an additional claim separate and apart from medical condition discrimination.How Can the California Medical Condition Workplace Discrimination Lawyer at Gallenberg PC Help?
At Gallenberg PC, our medical condition workplace discrimination lawyer has offices in Los Angeles, Burbank, and Beverly Hills, so all employees have access to the legal representation they need to pursue results inside and outside the courtroom — no matter where they live or work in California.
Our primary goal is to make legal services accessible to everyone in California, regardless of a person’s ability to pay.
We understand that many individuals cannot afford to pay upfront hourly rates or retainers for an employment or labor attorney. That does not mean they should not have the legal ability to pursue justice after suffering from unlawful discrimination in any California workplace.
Our workplace discrimination attorney in Los Angeles, Burbank, and Beverly Hills takes all eligible cases on a contingency basis, which means if we do not win your case, you do not pay our legal fees.
If you were subjected to adverse actions at work caused by discrimination because of a medical condition in California, contact Gallenberg PC today to discuss your important employment law case with our skilled attorney in Los Angeles at (213) 986-8432, Burbank at (818) 237-5267, or Beverly Hills at (310) 295-1654 to schedule a free intake today.
If you prefer, complete a Free Online Case Review to have your claim screened by our experienced employment law attorney and we will contact you directly to discuss your case.