Can you be fired simply for having an autoimmune disease? Can I be discriminated for having Graves’ disease or any other Auto Immune disease? Autoimmune diseases, such as glomerulonephritis and many others, are common. Many people live with autoimmune diseases; although they have these, often difficult, medical conditions, they do everything within their reach to lead a normal life. Many people with diagnoses have to work to support themselves and their families; working is completely necessary.
Unfortunately, many employers simply do not care about the hardships that their employers face. They are quick to treat them discriminately and subject them to poor treatment and sometimes even fire them because of their medical conditions. Can my employer fire me for being diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis or another autoimmune disorder? What can I do if I was laid off for having dermatomyositis?
Do I have a right to a lawsuit against my employer boss if I was fired after being diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome or any other autoimmune disease? Depending on the details surrounding your termination, you might have grounds to take legal action against your employer. If you would like to learn more about whether you could take legal action against the employer that unlawfully terminated you, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the employment attorneys at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group at your earliest convenience. The experts at our firm are ready to represent you and provide you with the guidance that you need to pursue your claim.
California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group is a firm dedicated to representing all employees who are treated unjustly in the workplace. Our lawyers have many years of experience handling all sorts of employment claims, including wrongful termination claims. Our lawyers are ready to help you hold your boss accountable for his or her decision to wrongfully terminate you. If you are eligible to recover monetary compensation, you can trust that our experts will also guide you towards the entire legal process until you recover the compensation that you are awarded. Our attorneys can file a lawsuit against your boss for discriminating against you for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura condition or any other autoimmune condition. Do not hesitate to contact the experts at our firm today.
Understanding Autoimmune Diseases
What are autoimmune diseases? An autoimmune disease is described as a condition in which the immune system attacks the body. In a healthy individual, the immune system effectively guards against germs (bacteria and viruses); when the immune system senses bacteria and viruses in the body, it responds and fights off harmful bacteria and viruses. Normal immune systems can distinguish foreign cells (bacteria and viruses) from the body’s own cells. This is not the case with autoimmune diseases. Instead, the immune system mistakes parts of the body as foreign cells; it releases autoantibodies that attack healthy cells. There are many different types of autoimmune disorders. Some of the early symptoms of many of these autoimmune disorders include the following: skin rashes; hair loss; numbness/tingling in hands and feet; trouble with concentration; fever; fatigue; muscle aches; swelling and redness. In addition, many autoimmune disorders have unique symptoms. Many people live with autoimmune diseases; many of these people, however, experience unjust treatment because of their medical conditions.
What is Wrongful Termination?
What is wrongful termination? Wrongful termination occurs when employers unfairly and illegally terminate their employees based on protected personal characteristics. There are a number of protected characteristics based on federal and state law, for instance. When an employer makes the decision to terminate an employee based on a personal characteristic, such as a medical diagnosis, rather than reasons directly related to his or her job performance, employers are violating employment laws and could be held accountable. Specifically, employers could be held accountable for the losses that employees suffer because of their unlawful terminations.
Can I Be Fired for Having Alopecia Areata or Other Autoimmune Diseases?
Can I be demoted from my job for having multiple sclerosis, vitiligo, or any other autoimmune disease? Can you be fired based on your medical condition? Were you fired because of your medical condition? Your employer might have fired you immediately after learning of your medical condition; even if you weren’t fired immediately, it is possible that you were eventually terminated because of your medical condition. Was your termination legal? If you were terminated or released after being diagnosed with pemphigus/pemphigoid or any other autoimmune disorder, it is important that you know that you cannot legally be fired from your employment simply for having a medical condition.
Why is termination based on medical conditions illegal? There are laws on both the state and federal level that protect all employees from unfair treatment in the workplace based on medical conditions. There are also laws that protect employees’ rights to go on medical leave. The different laws that offer these protections to employees include the following:
- Fair Employment and Housing Act (California state law)
- California Family Rights Act (state law)
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (federal law)
- Americans with Disabilities Act (federal law)
- Family Medical Leave Act (federal law)
If your employer terminates you because of your medical condition – or because you took time off associated with your medical condition – your termination might be ae violation of the state and federal laws listed above. What does this mean? If your employer violated any employment laws by terminating you, you might have a case against your employer. Can I sue my employer if I was fired for having myasthenia gravis, some forms of myocarditis, or other autoimmune diseases? Depending on the specific details surrounding your termination, you might have grounds to take action against your employer.
What Can I Do?
Can I sue my employer if he demoted me from my position for having pernicious anemia, polyarteritis nodosa, or another medical condition? Although you might have grounds to sue, suing will typically not be the first thing that you do. As mentioned above, all employees are protected by specific state and federal laws. These laws are enforced by employment agencies, both on the federal and state level of government.
What are these employment agencies? On the federal level, there is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). On the state level (specifically in California), there is the Department of Fair Housing and Employment (DFEH). The EEOC and DFEH enforce employment laws as well as handle employment claims that victimized employees might pursue. These agencies investigate the claims and take action against employers if their investigations determine that the employer violated any employment laws. All employment claims must go through the appropriate employment agency.
Do you have the right to sue if your employer treated you unfairly and terminated you based on your medical condition, such as polymyositis, primary biliary cirrhosis, rheumatoid arthritis, or any other autoimmune disease? Without a doubt, you might have grounds to sue for your wrongful termination; however, you will not simply be able to sue your employer immediately after your termination. This is because – as mentioned above – all employment claims must go through the EEOC or DFEH. The EEOC or DFEH will need to grant you the right to sue before you are able to pursue a lawsuit against your employer.
After you are granted the right to sue, you will have to find a law firm that can sue a company that fired you for scleroderma/systemic sclerosis, Sjögren’s syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus, and other autoimmune conditions. Depending on the conditions of the workplace, you and other affected employees might even have grounds to pursue a class action lawsuit for granulomatosis with polyangiitis patients (or patients of autoimmune disorders in general).
Do I have a case against my workplace if my workplace discriminated against me for having some forms of thyroiditis or other autoimmune conditions? Depending on the details surrounding your situation, you might have a claim. You might be in need of legal assistance. You can trust that our attorneys can file a lawsuit against your boss for discriminating against you for having some forms of uveitis condition or other autoimmune conditions.
If you are ready to learn more about your right to take legal action against your employer after you were wrongfully terminated because of your medical condition, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the wrongful termination experts at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group immediately.
Discrimination Attorney for People Who Have Psoriasis and Other Autoimmune Diseases
Were you laid off after telling your employer that you had autoimmune hemolytic anemia or any other autoimmune disease? If so, you might have been wrongfully terminated and you might be in need of urgent legal assistance. You should seek legal assistance immediately with the experts at California Labor Law Employees Attorneys Group.
At California Labor Law Employees Attorneys Group, our lawyers have many years of experience handling all sorts of claims – including wrongful termination claims. Our experts are dedicated to providing all victimized employees with the legal representation that they need to take legal action against their employers. Our firm is also dedicated to remaining accessible to all – specifically, we offer free consultations and free second opinions. During these free legal services, our lawyers will be available to answer all your questions and address all your concerns; our experts will provide you with all the information necessary to pursue a wrongful termination claim against your employer. If you would like to benefit from our free legal services, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our firm today.
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