Being demoted or denied a promotion because of your disability can be a devastating blow. However, you should understand that you have options, and you do not have to suffer such humiliation in silence.
Our attorneys at California Employment Counsel, APC, understand what you are going through, and we are dedicated to enforcing the rights of disabled workers. First, we will talk with you about your situation and determine whether your employer has engaged in a discriminatory act. Second, we will gather supporting documentation to prove your claim and help you take civil action.
Whether your disability is medical, physical or mental, you and your job are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act. If you possess the qualifications to be promoted to a higher position, your employer cannot deny you that position because of your disability. If a less-qualified but abled worker wins a promotion over you, your rights may have been violated.
While your employer may think your disability makes you less capable than other employees, punishing or demoting you because of your condition is prohibited by law. You have just as much a right to earn a living as anyone else. If your position has been lowered or your hours cut because of your disability, you may have a discrimination claim against your employer.
At California Employment Counsel, APC, our practice is dedicated solely to employment matters, and we take discrimination cases very seriously. Our Costa Mesa lawyers can evaluate your case and help you understand your options. If you suspect you have been discriminated against, call us at (714) 462-8376, or toll free at 866-545-2415, to schedule a free initial consultation. You can also contact us through our online submission form.