Protecting Your Disability Rights
When you are injured at work and need to have your work duties temporarily changed so that you can heal and return to work when you are back to your full health the law requires your employer to accommodate you.
If your employer mistreats you because you have an injury at work, then you may have the right to recover.
Your employer cannot terminate you because you are injured at work, you may have legal right to recover.
Californian Protection under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA)
In California, this law is called the Fair Housing and Employment Act or FEHA.
If you have a disability that limits or interferes with your ability to perform your job, than you are qualified for protection from harassment, discrimination or termination because of that disability.
An employee who has to take a medical leave is protected from termination when he/she returns. There are various limitations to the length of the leave.
Some employees give their life to their employers. They are there when the employer needs them. When they become injured, the employer turns their back on them. This is a time when they need their jobs the most, if the employee can continue to contribute to the employer in a limited capacity for a reasonable period of time while the employee heals, then the law favors the employer finding ways to make that happen.
If you or someone you love has been mistreated because they suffered a disability and needed a medical leave to heal or some reasonable changes in their job duties while they heal, then please give us a call. If you or someone you love has been fired after they were injured at work or they suffered a disability, then please contact us and we will see if we can help you.
There are a number of remedies available to employees who are found to have been subjected to disability discrimination or retaliation, or both at work. You may be entitled to receive your loss of wages, any promotions, bonuses or raises you were denied, the benefits you may have lost. You may also be entitled to recover for the emotional toll that the failure to accommodate your leave and retaliation had on you.
You do not have to feel you are alone. We are here to help you. We are just a phone call away.
Call The Law Offices of Maryann Gallagher at 213-626-1810, or email us here.