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Disability Discrimination & Disability Harassment

Disability Discrimination & Disability Harassment

Disability discrimination occurs when an employer, supervisor, or co-worker, treat an employee in an adverse manner due to the employees disability or perceived disability.  This may include failing to accommodate the employee, refusing to provide the employee with medical leave, retaliating against the employee due to the employees limitations or need for accommodation, terminating the employee, or simply ignoring the employee and/or the disability.

Harassment occurs when an employer, supervisor, or co-worker belittle, harass, torment, accost, and/or otherwise create a hostile environment for the employee based on the employee’s disability.

In California the Definition of Disability if Broad

Were you sick, injured, suffering from pain or a mental or emotional Impairment?  If so, you were or are likely disabled as it relates to employment law in California.  In California a disability is any condition which affects or limits a major life activity.  This includes your job.

Disabilities include:

  • Permanent physical and/or mental conditions
  • Temporary physical and/or mental conditions
  • Broken limbs
  • Pregnancy and conditions related to pregnancy
  • Epilepsy
  • Diseases
  • Cancer (Active or in Remission)
  • Disfigurement
  • Paralysis
  • Heart conditions
  • Stress related conditions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PTSD, ADD, ADHD
  • Arthritous
  • Diabetes
  • HIV/AIDS and other STDs
  • Certain side effects of medications
  • Chronic pain

Bitton & Associates is experienced in protecting the rights of employees who have been discriminated against, harassed, fired, victiminzed or otherwise retaliated against due to their disability.

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