Disability Discrimination in Southern California
Representing Victims of Disability Discrimination
Physical and mental disability impedes a person’s lifestyle. If you have a physical or mental disability, you should not have to endure disability discrimination as a result. While California and federal laws protect disabled individuals, whether at work or at home, employers and property owners may still attempt to deny them reasonable accommodation.
At Tedford & Associates, we are committed to protecting the rights of our disabled clients. With more than three decades of experience, our attorneys have the extensive knowledge of the state and federal legal system to obtain the outcome you desire. Do not hesitate to get qualified legal assistance immediately.
Call (626) 793-7270 to talk to our legal team today.
Protecting People with Disabilities
Disability discrimination is defined as treating people differently due to their disability, perceived disability, or association with a person with a disability. Whether the discrimination is direct, indirect, obvious or not obvious, it can occur in a variety of ways.
However, the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2010 makes it illegal for private employers, state and local governments, labor unions, and employment agencies from discriminating against qualified individuals with disabilities in job application procedures, hiring, firing, job training, compensation, advancement, and other employee terms, conditions, and privileges. The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 makes it illegal to discriminate on the basis of disability in programs coordinated by federal agencies, in federal employment, in the employment practices of federal contractors, or in programs receiving federal financial assistance.
The federal Fair Housing Act and the Fair Housing Amendments Act forbid discrimination of tenants or prospective tenants due to a disability or the disability of another individual associated with them. When a tenant or a prospective tenant has not asked for any sort of accommodation, the Fair Housing Acts restrict the landlord or property owner from asking whether the applicant or a person intending to live in the rental has a disability or the severity of the impairment, as well as ask to read medical records.
Let Us Help You Today
If you suffer from a disability and are not provided with the necessary accommodations from an employer or property owner, we are ready to fight for you. Our Pasadena disability lawyer is ready to eliminate the undue hardship you are experiencing to improve the quality of your life.
Contact our firm and schedule a free consultation today.