Disability Discrimination Attorneys
Established in 1990 to end architectural, transportation, communication, and employment barriers to individuals with disabilities, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and statutes like it must be aggressively defended to prevent the mistreatment of individuals with disabilities.
Wilshire Law Firm’s award-winning disability discrimination attorneys are committed to this fight—we’ve successfully represented thousands of clients, recovering hundreds of millions of dollars on their behalves since 2007. Time may be limited to file your claim, so contact Wilshire Law Firm NOW by calling (800) 522-7274, or by filling out our online contact form.
Equal Access Under the ADA
The ADA and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibit discrimination based on permanent, temporary, or perceived physical and mental disabilities or conditions by employers, educational institutions, and more. In order for your ADA or FEHA class action claim to be successful, you must prove three things:
- You suffer from a protected disability (which limits your participation in major life activities) and have documentation proving so.
- You were discriminated against or not reasonably accommodated for your disability by your employer, a private business, or a municipal government that is subject to the ADA.
- There is a causal link between your disability and the adverse action your experienced.
Employer Duties Under the ADA
Designed for several purposes, the primary goal of the ADA is to establish standards that create a more inclusive world for individuals with disabilities. Discriminatory physical barriers have given way to readily accessible designs in new construction, and, when readily achievable, existing structures are required to be altered as well.
These accommodations extend not just physically but digitally as well—many websites are required to display their digital information in compliance with the ADA.
Likewise, employers have a legal duty to make reasonable accommodations for their employees, as well as an obligation to remove architectural and other barriers when such action is readily achievable. This includes:
- Installing ramps for wheelchair, walker, and motorized scooter use
- Installing grab bars in toilet stalls
- Altering the requirements for an employment position to allow individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of said position.
When statutes such as these are not honored, individuals with disabilities can potentially suffer from Adverse Actions. Adverse actions can take a variety of forms — wrongful termination, being passed over for a promotion, or not being provided equal access, for example—which is why Wilshire Law Firm is prepared to represent individuals in a broad spectrum of disability disputes.
Starting Your Disability Discrimination Claim
If you believe that you are being unfairly discriminated against as a result of a disability, it is important to begin recording any instances of discrimination, particularly if you are being discriminated against by your employer—you might not be the only one experiencing these adverse actions.
Employees experiencing adverse actions should exhaust any internal or interactive processes in an attempt to resolve any reasonable accommodation or disability discrimination issues, discussing the specific accommodations they feel they should receive from their employer. Take careful notes as this kind of direct evidence can be key in any later discrimination claims filed in court.
If you’ve suffered illegal discrimination as a result of a disability, Wilshire Law Firm is here to help. Our nationally-recognized attorneys are dedicated to getting disability discrimination victims the justice they deserve.
Reach out to us 24/7 at (800) 522-7274, or fill out our online contact form to get started with your FREE case consultation. We are an award-winning team of over 130 dedicated legal professionals, and we don’t play around—we win.
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