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Disability Discrimination

Disability Discrimination in California

At Hall Law Group, we are dedicated to championing the rights of employees who have faced disability discrimination. California's comprehensive legal protections ensure that individuals with disabilities are afforded equal opportunities and are safeguarded against any form of unfair treatment in the workplace.

Legal Protections Against Disability Discrimination

In California, employees with disabilities are protected under several laws, including the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). These laws mandate that employers with five or more employees must provide equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with disabilities and must not discriminate in any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, promotions, job assignments, compensation, benefits, training, and any other term or condition of employment.

Understanding Disability Discrimination

Disability discrimination occurs when an employer treats a qualified individual unfavorably because they have a disability, a history of a disability, or are perceived to have a disability. This also includes any form of retaliation against an individual for asserting their rights under disability laws or assisting others in doing so.

Examples of disability discrimination include, but are not limited to:

  • Hiring Practices: Refusing to hire a qualified candidate solely because of their disability.

  • Workplace Accommodations: Failing to provide reasonable accommodations that would allow an employee with a disability to perform their job duties effectively, unless doing so would cause undue hardship to the business.

  • Harassment: Subjecting an employee with a disability to offensive remarks, jokes, or any other behavior that creates a hostile or intimidating work environment.

  • Adverse Employment Actions: Demoting, reducing pay, or terminating an employee based on their disability or need for accommodation.

  • Retaliation: Punishing an employee for requesting accommodations, filing a complaint about disability discrimination, or participating in an investigation or lawsuit related to disability discrimination.

Your Rights as an Employee

As an employee with a disability in California, you have several critical rights designed to protect you from discrimination and to ensure that you can perform your job effectively:

Reasonable Accommodations

Employers are required to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities, such as modified work schedules, accessible workspaces, assistive technologies, or reassignment to a vacant position, provided that these accommodations do not impose undue hardship on the employer.

Equal Opportunity

You have the right to be treated equally in all employment practices and decisions, free from discrimination based on your disability.


Your medical information and any details about your disability must be kept confidential and separate from your general personnel file.

Protection Against Harassment

You are entitled to a work environment that is free from harassment and any form of discrimination based on your disability.

Legal Recourse

If you experience disability discrimination, you can file a complaint with the California Civil Rights Department (CRD) or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). You also have the right to pursue legal action against your employer to seek remedies such as reinstatement, back pay, compensatory damages, and other appropriate relief.

How We Can Help

Our experienced employment and labor law attorneys are committed to advocating for the rights of individuals with disabilities. We understand the unique challenges that employees with disabilities may face and are dedicated to providing personalized and effective legal representation.

We offer a comprehensive range of services to support employees facing disability discrimination, including:

Case Evaluation

Conducting a thorough assessment of your situation to determine the best legal strategy.

Legal Representation

Representing you in negotiations, administrative proceedings, and court if necessary.


Advocating for reasonable accommodations and fair treatment in your workplace.

Education and Awareness

Educating employers about their legal obligations under disability discrimination laws to foster a more inclusive and compliant workplace environment.

Contact Us

If you believe you have been a victim of disability discrimination, we are here to help. Contact our firm today for a free consultation to discuss your case and explore your legal options. Together, we can fight for your rights and ensure that you receive the justice and fair treatment you deserve.

Your disability should not limit your potential or your right to work in a fair and accommodating environment. Let us stand with you in your pursuit of equality and justice in the workplace.

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