It’s important that you speak up against an unscrupulous employer who is discriminating against you because you have an actual disability or he or she believes you have one. Discrimination for a perceived disability is just as valid as a claim because it still places you at a disadvantage and you may be able to seek damages in the form of unpaid wages, underpaid benefits, and alternate employment opportunities that were lost, as well as remuneration of pain and suffering.
But if you determine that you do indeed have a claim against your employer, never attempt to negotiate on your own. You are up against a litany of defense attorneys and insurance adjusters who are all working against you with a deep and abiding knowledge of California labor laws and employment disability discrimination statutes. They know how to work this legislation to their advantage, aware of every loophole, and they will use all of it to challenge the claim. You need someone on your side with the same expertise and experience as your employer, who will fight for the compensation you deserve, and knows how to deal with insurance adjusters and attorneys who want only to help your employer avoid any liability. You need the Sassooness Law Group on your side, we have been representing victims of disability discrimination for decades and we are ready to fight for you.
An employer has the right to hire and fire whomever he or she chooses, however that does not give them a right to discriminate against any individual with a handicap. There are stringent laws in place to protect employees from disability discrimination, harassment, and other workplace disadvantages.