When you are disabled, life can be challenging enough without having to deal with prejudice at work. In fact, you are protected from workplace discrimination based upon your disability by federal law.
If you work in California and believe that your employers may have acted illegally in this way, then discussing your experience with a Disability Discrimination Attorney in L.A. may help.
If it becomes clear that you have faced discrimination during the course of your employment, then you may wish to file a Disability Discrimination Complaint.
The option to file a complaint is available to you, if you believe that you have been dismissed from employment or denied the opportunity of work as a result of your disability.
When deciding what to do, it may be helpful to know that you have the right to discuss issues relating to your employment directly with representatives from the California Labor Commission. This means that your employer is unable take any disciplinary action or sanction you for doing so.
To proceed, you will be required to fill out form RCI 1 from the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE). This requires an original signature so cannot be filed electronically.
If you decide to make a complaint, you should be aware that it must be filed within six months of the date of the incident of discrimination.
If you work in California, a Disability Discrimination Attorney in L.A. can provide help and advice with the process of filing a Disability Discrimination Complaint. For more information contact us at Jackson & Associates.