Disability Discrimination Lawyer In Los Angeles

The federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibit discrimination based on a person's disability (i.e., a physical or mental condition that substantially limits a major life activity).

Key provisions in these laws recognize that people with disabilities are entitled to receive "reasonable accommodations" in the workplace in many instances. These laws prohibit employers from discriminating against disabled individuals who can perform a job's essential responsibilities and also prohibit harassment by an employer on the basis of a disability.

If you feel that your rights under the ADA and/or the FEHA have been violated in the workplace, the skilled and experienced lawyer who handles disability discrimination and accommodation issues for clients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and anywhere in Southern California is Louis Benowitz, founder of the Law Offices of Louis Benowitz.

During his years of employment law practice, Mr. Benowitz has recovered millions of dollars for employees in Los Angeles and across the state through individual and class action lawsuits. He can help you, too. Contact our law firm today to arrange your free consultation.

Experienced Los Angeles Disability Discrimination Attorney Louis Benowitz Protects Your Rights

Disabilities covered by state and federal law that may allow you to sue your employer after discrimination, harassment or wrongful termination can include:

  • An injury that sidelines a worker for a period of time
  • An injury that requires surgery
  • A disease or disability such as asthma, epilepsy or cancer
  • A mental disability such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), chronic depression or bipolar disorder

Protecting your rights in disability discrimination cases is no do-it-yourself project. Because it is rare for employers to expressly state the biases that motivate them to mistreat disabled workers, figuring out the evidence needed to prove a disability discrimination claim can be challenging. A worker's chances of success increase when an experienced employment lawyer like Louis Benowitz is involved — someone who knows the law and whose experience and investigation can reveal when that law, and a worker's rights under it, have been violated.

Do you feel that your employer has broken laws governing treatment of the disabled — of you personally, or a disabled loved one? Contact the Law Offices of Louis Benowitz to discuss your legal issues, in detail and in confidence, during a free initial consultation. Call toll free to 800-533-2392 or reach Mr. Benowitz by email. He may be able to take your case on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you will only have to pay attorney's fees and costs if your case is successful.