In today’s fast-paced job market, there is increasing incentive for employers to discriminate against sick and disabled employees in pursuit of maximizing the bottom line. However, the law protects many employees from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation based on actual or perceived mental or physical disabilities and certain medical and serious health conditions. Most California employers must make an effort to accommodate disabled employees where doing so does not pose an undue hardship on the company. Some employers may also need to give certain employees time-off from work for their own, their children’s, or their close family members’ serious health conditions.
The laws governing treatment of disabled employees and those suffering from serious health conditions are complex and ever-changing. Navigating the legal landscape in this area requires an exhaustive understanding of overlapping and conflicting state and federal laws. If you believe you may have been discriminated against, harassed, retaliated against, or terminated due to an actual or perceived disability or serious health condition, you need employment law specialists on your side. Sarnoff +Sarnoff is committed to advancing employee rights and bringing to justice any employer that engages in, encourages, or fails to prevent discrimination, harassment, or retaliation in the workplace. Give us a call at (213) 536-4236, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out our case evaluation form to find out whether your rights have been violated and if we can help.