Medical Discrimination Attorneys in Los Angeles
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Medical condition discrimination happens when the employer discriminates or unjustly treats employees on the basis of disability, whether permanent, temporary or even only perceived medical conditions. If you have a medical condition, but is otherwise fit to do your work, but you are demoted, harassed, discriminated against or outright terminated by your employer due to your medical condition, then you have a right to seek legal help in order to stop the harassment and obtain damages and other compensation for your injuries and losses resulting from said unjust treatment at work.
If you are injured or disabled by sickness or accident at work, your employer is also obligated to provide you with reasonable accommodations or some form of consideration necessary to help you do effective work in the work place, without causing undue aggravation of your medical condition. However, instead of helping you by providing you with reasonable accommodations, if you are instead ridiculed, harassed or made victim of medical condition discrimination, then it is a clear cut case of discrimination. However, proving medical condition discrimination will not be easy. Your employer has the resources to hire defense lawyers who can frustrate your claims. Your employer also has moral ascendancy over your co-employees and you will find it hard to obtain witness declarations to support your claims of discrimination at work.
Therefore, if you are serious in claiming the maximum compensation you deserve against your unjust employer, your best move is to seek legal representation from MELG Law Firm’s highly experienced Los Angeles Medical Condition Discrimination Lawyers who have at least two decades of experience in representing employee victims from all kinds and forms of employment and labor law violations. With our help, you can be assured of nothing but the best legal representation and top notch client care at practically no cost to you.
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Forms of Medical Condition Discrimination
Medical condition discrimination happens when you are being treated differently, not in a good way, at work because of your medical condition like when you are experiencing any health impairment related to or associated with a diagnosis of cancer or other serious health condition.
There are different signs that you are being discriminated at work based on your medical condition. If you are getting underpaid or not given bonuses or even if you are being suspended for lesser offense or terminated at work for no apparent reason, these are signs that you are being unjustly treated at work.
How Your Employer Should Treat You and Your Condition?
It is not enough that your employer treats you the same way as your other co-employees. On the other hand, due to your medical condition, your employer is actually mandated by law to provide you with reasonable accommodation to make sure that you are not unduly stressed or placed in danger while doing work.
If you have a medical condition and your employer is aware of this, and you are not provided with simple accommodations to help you ease your pain or burden relating to your condition, then your employer is still liable for discrimination.
Laws that Protect Your Right
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), employees are protected in the work place against disability discrimination, as well as medical condition discrimination.
When you have certain types of medical conditions, your employer has an obligation to make reasonable accommodations for you so that you can perform essential functions of the job.
Don’t Negotiate Your Claims on Your Own
Seeking compensation against your employer on your own is the worst thing you can do to your case. Your employer has the resources to frustrate or even deny your claims altogether.
In order to make sure that you get the best compensation you deserve, you need to seek legal help from top employment lawyers like MELG Law Firm’s expert medical condition discrimination attorneys in California. Leave your employment and labor law issues to the legal experts to make sure that you and your family are protected during the negotiations and/or litigation of your claims.