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ADA Lawyer in California

Life can be challenging when you suffer from a disability. You should be able to go to work and earn an honest living without being subject to discrimination or being treated differently than other people you work with. Federal and state law protects disabled individuals from being subject to discrimination when they go to work. Unfortunately, not all employers respect this right. If your employer has discriminated against you or has allowed other employees to act in a discriminatory manner, our California ADA lawyers at Burris, Nisenbaum, Curry & Lacy can ensure your rights are upheld.

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The Americans with Disabilities Act(ADA) prohibits any type of discrimination based on a disability from occurring within the workplace. The ADA also requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for individuals with a disability. Unfortunately, this federal law only applies to employers who have 15 employees or more. California law, on the other hand, largely mirrors the federal statute but it applies to any employer who has five or more employees.

Employment discrimination based on a disability can take many forms. In many cases, when an employer treats an employee unfairly, particularly when they treat other employees differently, and that treatment is based on a disability, it is against the law. Disability discrimination can include demoting individuals with disabilities, reducing the wages of disabled employees, or a failure to provide reasonable accommodations. In some cases, disability discrimination can even take the form of wrongful termination.

There are instances when disability discrimination is obvious. For example, an employee who suffers from a disability may ask their employer to allow them to take more rest breaks than other employees. The rest breaks may be necessary to accommodate the disability and so, could be considered a reasonable accommodation. If the employer refused this request, it is a fairly clear violation of the employee’s rights.

On the other hand, there are times when discrimination is much more subtle. Staying with the example above, the employer may provide additional rest breaks for the employee, but also in turn reduce the number of hours they work. Identifying discrimination in these cases is not always easy. In most cases, they require a full investigation to be conducted. Our California ADA lawyers at Burris, Nisenbaum, Curry & Lacy can investigate to determine if discrimination has occurred. Once a determination has been made, we will then guide you through the process of obtaining damages for your losses, including any lost wages you incurred.

If you believe you have been the victim of discrimination on the job, you need sound legal advice. At Burris, Nisenbaum, Curry & Lacy, our California ADA lawyers can answer all of your questions and guide you through the claims process so you obtain the full and fair monetary compensation you are entitled to. Call us now at 510-839-5200 or contact us online to schedule a consultation and to speak to one of our knowledgeable attorneys.

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Northern California Office Airport Corporate Centre
7677 Oakport Street, Suite 1120
Oakland, CA 94621
Ph: (510) 839-5200
Southern California Office
9701 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1000
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Ph: (310) 601-7070
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Our Offices

Northern California Office Airport Corporate Centre
7677 Oakport Street, Suite 1120
Oakland, CA 94621
Ph: (510) 839-5200
Southern California Office
9701 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1000
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Ph: (310) 601-7070
For press inquiries,
please contact:
Lee Houskeeper
newsservice@aol.com
Ph: (415) 654-9141
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