Helping You Fight Disability Discrimination
Discriminating Against Ability Is A Violation Of Your Rights
Workplace discrimination based on your physical or mental condition is against the law. Unfortunately, disability discrimination is one of the most common reports of workplace harassment.
Regardless of your ability or condition, you should not have to endure discrimination. The attorneys at Aquino Law Firm will stand by you and protect your rights against the unfair actions of employers. We have been helping California employees in situations like yours for more than 20 years. You can count on our experienced and relentless representation to help you get through this.
Pushing Back Against Pregnancy Discrimination
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) protects anyone with physical or mental impairments. One of the most common disability discrimination cases at our firm is representing pregnant employees.
Pregnancy is often considered a disability since it has the potential to limit your activity and ability to work. Employers might terminate employment while mothers are on maternity leave, leading to lost wages. Or, they may refuse to accommodate for high-risk pregnancies. Federal and state laws specify that employers must provide reasonable accommodations for an employee with a disability. This could mean making the environment more accessible or modifying schedules that meet the employee’s needs. If they do not, it is an ADA and FEHA violation.
The ADA and FEHA protect pregnant mothers, as well as other employees with impairments involving:
- Illnesses such as muscular dystrophy, cancer or epilepsy
- Deafness or blindness
- Intellectual or developmental disabilities
- Limited mobility or use of a wheelchair
Determined To Defend Your Rights
If you have been subjected to ADA and FEHA violations at your place of work, contact Aquino Law Firm. Regardless of disability, we are committed to protecting your rights and pursuing your best interests.
It is our mission to obtain justice for you. We take the time to understand your needs so we can tailor our strategies to meet them as we strive for the best possible outcome.