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Los Angeles Medical Condition Discrimination Lawyer

Los Angeles Medical Condition Discrimination Attorney

If you have experienced discrimination from your employer because of your medical condition, a Los Angeles medical condition discrimination lawyer may be the right person for you to speak with. This type of discrimination can be on the basis of your disability, disease, or any other medical condition. Employees are protected from unfair discrimination under California state law. If an employer displays discriminatory practices, they should be held fully accountable.

At the Shirazi Law Firm, PC, our qualified employment attorney has represented employees against powerful employers, from hospitals to universities, major retailers, and Fortune 500 companies. We’re prepared to help you seek compensation from a discriminatory employer.

Types of Medical Conditions Protected in California

Employees in Los Angeles are protected from discrimination under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. This act protects employees with certain disabilities (even if the disability is temporary and lasts only a week). Disabilities and conditions that are protected under this act can include:

  • Any serious health condition: Can be anything that keeps an employee out of work more than a few days. Excluding things like cold or flu. Also includes employees who need accommodations due to their physical restrictions. Such as no lifting, pushing, pulling over a certain weight. Or standing and sitting restrictions.
  • Physical disabilities. Physical disabilities that are protected can include physiological diseases, cosmetic disfigurement, physical disorders, or other physical conditions.
  • Mental disabilities. Mental disabilities could be any mental or psychological condition that limits life activity or requires special education.
  • Other medical conditions. Other medical conditions that are protected can include conditions associated with a cancer diagnosis or other genetic characteristics. These could be diseases or other inherited medical conditions.

Employer’s Duties

There are certain duties that employers must demonstrate under California law. An employer who fails to fulfill these duties may be accused of discriminating against disabled employees.

  • No adverse employment actions. Employers are prohibited from taking adverse action against employees or job applicants because of their medical condition or disability. Adverse action could be defined as a decision that negatively affects an employee or applicant’s job performance or their opportunity for promotion or advancement. Some common examples of adverse actions include termination, demotion, salary reduction, loss of benefits, or failure to promote.
  • Reasonable accommodations. Employers are also required to provide reasonable accommodations for employees with a protected medical condition or disability. This is in an effort to help the employee perform their essential job functions. The accommodations are not expected to put any undue hardship on the part of the employer. Some examples of reasonable accommodations include modifying work schedules, temporary position/duties, medical leave of absence, providing readers or interpreters, providing modified furniture or equipment, or allowing employees to work from home.
  • Good faith. If an employee requests reasonable accommodations, employers and employees can engage in a good-faith interactive process. This process allows the employee and the employer to explore ways to provide reasonable accommodations. Employers are often required to have these conversations with employees protected by a medical condition.


Q: What Is an Example of Medical Discrimination?

A: An example of medical discrimination would be if an entry-level employee with a medical condition were being paid less than other entry-level employees who were performing the same job with similar qualifications.
Medical discrimination can take many different forms. If an employer refuses to make reasonable accommodations for the employee despite knowing about their medical condition, that may also constitute medical discrimination. Employers may be required to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with certain disabilities as long as it doesn’t cause undue hardship.

Q: What Is an Example of Disability Discrimination?

A: An example of disability discrimination would be if an employer disciplines or reprimands an employee because they had to take time off for medical reasons. This could be categorized as disability discrimination. In this situation, the employee may be eligible to pursue financial compensation from the employer through a medical condition discrimination case. A qualified employment lawyer could be a great resource to use for help in this instance.

Q: What Is Disability Discrimination?

A: Disability discrimination is when an employer mistreats a qualified employee on the basis of their disability. There are several examples of this, and it is a reality that many qualified employees face in the state of California.
If you have ever experienced a form of discrimination because of your disability, you should engage an experienced disability lawyer who can analyze your situation, provide the necessary legal advice, and help you file a claim with the appropriate courts.

Q: How Can We Eliminate Discrimination Against People With Disabilities?

A: There are several ways to combat discrimination against people with disabilities in the workplace. One way is for employers to ensure that all of their management and HR employees are provided with the appropriate tools and training to spot and report disability discrimination.

Also, employers need to ensure that they have the proper resources in place for employees who may be discriminated against based on their medical conditions. It’s important that these employees have a safe place to go for help.

Q: Are Disabled Employees Protected?

A: Yes, disabled employees are protected under California state law. Employers have no legal right to discriminate against disabled employees in the workplace.

The California Fair Employment and Housing Act projects disabled employees. The Act requires that employers with five or more employees provide reasonable accommodations for employees who have a physical or mental disability. The work environment must accommodate the employees as they perform their essential functions unless the accommodations cause an undue hardship on the employer.

A Discrimination Attorney You Can Trust

As a Los Angeles employee, you deserve to have your rights protected against any violation by your employer.

If your employer discriminates against you for protected reasons such as your disease, disability, or any other type of medical condition, then that employer should be held fully accountable under California law. An experienced discrimination attorney can help you file a claim against your employer and help you pursue the fair and equitable compensation that you deserve.

At the Shirazi Law Firm, PC, our legal team is experienced in medical condition discrimination cases. We understand how difficult these situations can be for you, and we have a legal team that is ready to support you through the process of filing your claim. There can be strict legal deadlines and extensive paperwork that must be filled out, but our team can assist with every step. Contact our employment attorney today to see how we can go to work for you.

Cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only get paid after you do. Consultations/communications can be virtual if preferred.

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Founder Emanuel Shirazi is an employment lawyer in Los Angeles representing employees who have been legally wronged by their employers. In addition to representing employees, Mr. Shirazi used to defend employers while he worked at the largest employment law firms in the country. Thus, Mr. Shirazi knows the tricks of the trade of the other side and will use that to your advantage in your case. Mr. Shirazi’s experience helps him anticipate your employer’s defense and prepare accordingly.