Discrimination against people with disabilities is a persistent problem in the United States. Though federal and state laws protect disabled workers from discrimination, many employers continue to engage in this illegal behavior. If you have been the victim of disability discrimination, you need an experienced Los Angeles disability discrimination lawyer on your side.
At Broslavsky & Weinman, LLP an employment and labor law firm in Los Angeles, they are fully prepared to take on any disability case. Their lawyers understand the unique challenges that disabled workers face in the workplace and are committed to protecting their rights.
What is Disability Discrimination?
Disability discrimination occurs when an employer treats a qualified employee or job applicant with a disability differently than employees or applicants who do not have disabilities. This includes any type of discrimination based on an employee’s real or perceived disability. Even though discriminating against people because of a disability is illegal in Los Angeles, it does still happen sometimes.
There are two main types of disability discrimination:
Disparate treatment: This occurs when an employer intentionally treats a qualified individual with a disability differently than other employees or applicants. Disparate treatment can be based on an employer’s prejudices or stereotypes about people with disabilities.
Disparate impact: This occurs when an employer’s policies or practices have a negative impact on employees or applicants with disabilities, even if the employer did not intend to discriminate.
Both federal and state laws prohibit disability discrimination in all aspects of employment, including hiring, firing, promotions, pay, job assignments, training, and benefits.