Many people are born with disabilities, while many others develop disabilities throughout their lives. Some disabilities are temporary, while others are permanent. If you developed a disability as an adult, you have likely had to make important changes to prioritize your health and wellbeing.
One of the major changes that you might have made after being diagnosed with a disability might have been taking time off from work. Your doctor might have recommended that you go on disability leave for some time. Although many people go on disability leave without worrying about facing repercussions in the workplace, many others encounter sudden termination during their disability leave.
Were you fired while on disability? If you lost your job while on disability, you might have been a victim of disability discrimination. If you were terminated while on long term disability, you might have grounds to pursue a claim against the employer that illegally fired you. You have rights as an employee protected by both federal and state law. If you are interested in learning more about your right to sue your boss for firing you while on disability, you must seek legal assistance as soon as possible.
You must contact California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group at your earliest convenience. California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group is an employment law firm dedicated to fighting for the rights of all employees. If you were on disability and you got fired, you can trust that our lawyers will fight for your right to recover the compensation that you deserve. Our attorneys have many years of experience fighting for California employees that have been subject to disability discrimination. Do not hesitate to contact our law firm and begin the legal process against your employer.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you were recently terminated after going on disability leave, you might have many questions about your termination. Below, you will find some of the most common questions encountered by our team of employment experts:
- Are there laws that protect employees on disability leave from discrimination?
Yes, there are laws that protect employees on disability leave against discrimination. All employees have rights in the workplace that not even employers are allowed to infringe. You have rights as an employee both on the federal and state level.
- Can I sue my employer if he fired me while I was on disability?
Yes, you can sue your employer if he fired you while you were on disability. If your termination was based on your disability, the termination was illegal. Therefore, you have the right to sue your employer if he fired you during your disability leave.
- Can you sue your employer if you were fired while on disability?
Yes, you can sue your employer if you were fired while on disability. Disabilities are protected on both the federal and state levels. You cannot be terminated for taking leave. If you were fired while on disability, you could sue the boss that discriminated against you based on your disability and fired you.
- Could victims of disability discrimination receive compensation?
Yes, victims of disability discrimination in the workplace are eligible to receive compensation. If you file a successful claim, you could be compensated. The specific type and amount of compensation that you are eligible to receive depends on the details of your claim.
For answers to even more of your questions regarding your disability discrimination claim, you must contact our firm as soon as possible. Our attorneys will provide you with all the information you will need to pursue a successful claim against your employer after you were fired from a job while on disability.
The Laws that Protect You
What laws protect you from disability discrimination? On the federal level, disabled employees are protected by both the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The ADA makes it illegal for an employer to fire any employee based on a disability (includes employees on disability leave). Under the FMLA, employees have twelve weeks of leave that they could use in case of a disability. On the state level, disabled employees are also protected by the California Family Rights Act (CFRA). Under the CFRA, employees can take up to twelve weeks of leave to care for any illnesses (includes disabilities). Under both federal and state laws, disabled employees have the right to take leave with job protection. After the disability leave is complete, employers must reinstate the employees into the same position (or a similar position).
If you were on disability and got fired, your employer might have broken the law. If so, you might benefit from speaking with a disability discrimination lawyer. You must contact the Los Angeles disability discrimination attorneys at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group as soon as possible. Our attorneys will provide you with all the information that you need to pursue a claim against your previous employer.
Your Right to Compensation
If you file a lawsuit against your employer, you might have grounds to recover compensation. You could receive the following categories of compensation:
- Lost wages (for the income you lost after being illegally fired based on your disability and going on disability leave)
- Lost benefits (for the benefits lost as a result of being fired, such as health insurance, stock options, life insurance, etc.)
- Pain and suffering (for the mental and emotional distress caused by the termination based on your disability, such as depression, anxiety, and embarrassment)
In addition to the compensation listed above, you could be awarded punitive damages or even be reinstated in your previous position. Because the compensation that you could receive depends on the specific details of your claim, it is essential that you seek legal assistance with the best disability discrimination lawyers in California-which you could find at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group. Our attorneys are dedicated to fighting for your right to receive the highest amount of compensation available for your claim. Whether our disability lawyers have to negotiate with your employer to reach a settlement or take your claim to court, you can trust that our attorneys will aggressively fight for your right to receive the compensation that is rightfully yours. If your employer fired you when you were on disability, you must contact us at your earliest convenience.
If you were terminated in California while on disability, you must take action as soon as possible. Without a doubt, being fired while on disability could have a toll on you. You might have accepted the termination, and you might have begun your search for another job. However, you must not simply accept the termination, especially if you were terminated illegally based on your disability and taking disability leave. At your earliest convenience, you must contact our law firm with any termination notices and documents regarding your disability leave. Our attorneys will evaluate your claim and provide you with the guidance necessary to begin your claim against your employer.
If you are in need of legal assistance, you must contact our firm as soon as possible to discuss your claim with our attorneys and benefit from our free consultations and free second opinions. Our attorneys have many years of experienced handling disability discrimination claims in California, and they are ready to represent you in your claim against your previous employer. During our free consultations and free second opinions, our experienced disability discrimination lawyers will answer all your questions and address all your concerns regarding your disability termination. Have you already started your claim at another law firm? Did the attorney that previously handled your claim leave you with unanswered questions? If you were left with doubts, confusion, or any unanswered questions, you could benefit from our free second opinions. During our free second opinions, our attorneys will evaluate your claim, provide you with relevant and correct information, and redirect your claim toward a successful outcome. If you are ready to speak with our attorneys and begin or continue your claim, you must contact our law firm and request to speak with our attorneys.
Are you worried about having the financial means to take action against the employer who fired you? Are you hesitant to seek legal assistance because of the fear of expensive legal fees? When you contact our law firm, our Zero-Fee guarantee will provide you with the peace of mind that you need to pursue your claim without worrying about fees. Our Zero-Fee guarantees that our clients are never required to pay any upfront fees for any of our legal services. Our firm is also strictly based on contingency. Therefore, our clients will not be required to pay legal fees until after our attorneys win their claims. When your claim reaches a successful outcome, our fees will be deducted from the compensation you recover; you will never be required to pay anything out of pocket. If you do not win your disability discrimination claim against your employer, you will not be required to pay us anything-if you do not win, you will not pay. Contact us today for more information about your right to sue your employer for firing you while on disability.