What should I do if I have experienced disability discrimination at work?
If you have been unlawfully discriminated against based on your disability, you may be able to file a lawsuit against your employer. Taking legal action allows you to get compensated for any wages that you lost if you were wrongfully terminated, or if your employer did not allow you to return to work because of your disability. You can also obtain compensation for your emotional distress, and punitive damages if your employer’s conduct was egregious. By stepping up and acting you can hold your employer accountable for the disability discrimination. Discuss your situation with a knowledgeable employment law attorney who can explain your legal options and your rights as an employee.
Before bringing a case to court, it is necessary to file a complaint with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing or the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. As these agencies rarely investigate any discrimination claims, your attorney can help you obtain an immediate right-to-sue letter that will allow you to take your action directly to the Court. An employment lawyer can assist you with all the steps of the legal process, along with making sure you do not miss important filing deadlines.
If you suspect your employer of discriminating against you based on your disability, do not hesitate to consult an experienced San Francisco employment attorney. McCormack Law Firm has over 20 years of experience helping disabled employees protect their rights, and can help you determine whether you have a valid disability discrimination claim against your employer.