California Fair Employment Housing Act (FEHA) and the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibit discrimination against people living with a disability. Disability discrimination occurs when an individual is harassed or treated unfavorably because of their disability.
These acts allow you to take legal action against an employer or establishment that violates your rights. Our dedicated attorneys at Limonjyan Law Group focus on protecting the rights of disabled and discriminated against individuals across California.
What is ADA?
The Americans with Disabilities Act is a piece of legislation protecting people with disability against discrimination. The ADA was enacted in 1990 to help eliminate barriers between those with disabilities and public accommodations, employment opportunities, communication, and transportation.
ADA prohibits employment agencies, private employers, labor unions, and local and state governments from discriminating against individuals with disabilities. Under this act, every employer is expected to make reasonable accommodations for workers with disabilities to perform their job duties. The ADA applies to all employers with 15 or more workers.
The ADA is comprised of three primary protections:
- Title I: Forbids discrimination against qualified applicants with disabilities while applying for or training for a job. It also protects against discrimination in career development, compensation, firing, or other employment areas.
- Title II: Prohibits disability discrimination in local government entities. It protects qualified persons with disabilities by demanding they have reasonable access to government activities, programs, and services.
- Title III: Forbids disability discrimination regarding access to activities at businesses and venues open to the public, including schools, recreation facilities, restaurants, doctor’s offices, and more.
What is FEHA?
The California Fair Employment Housing Act (FEHA) is a California law used to fight discrimination, harassment, and hostility against employees in the workplace. The employment regulations of this act apply to all businesses with five or more employees working either full-time or part-time. The FEHA prohibits discrimination, harassment, and hostility against employees who fall under the “protected categories,” including:
- Sexual Orientation
- Medical Condition
Contact our Disability Discrimination Lawyers Today
Our disability discrimination lawyers at Limonjyan Law Group have the knowledge and experience to protect your rights. We’ll extensively review your case to determine your options regarding your ADA or FEHA claim and build a strong case against your employer to ensure you get justice.
Ready to get started? Contact us online or call us at (213) 277-7444 for inquiries or schedule a free consultation with our disability discrimination lawyer to get the help you deserve.