Cancer continues to be a common affliction among Californians, Americans, and people around the world. For many, cancer is associated with a death sentence. Cancer, without a doubt, is usually associated with concerning statistics, especially mortality rates. There are many factors that contribute to whether cancer is fatal, such as how advanced the cancer was when it was diagnosed or the treatment options available, for example. Dealing with cancer can put unimaginable stress on the diagnosed party; cancer usually affects entire families—who are devastated to learn of a cancer diagnosis. In many instances, cancer also affects the diagnosed party’s employment.
Were you recently diagnosed with cancer? Did the cancer diagnosis result in discrimination in the workplace? Did the cancer diagnosis result in wrongful termination? If you were discriminated against or wrongfully terminated after you informed your employer of your diagnosis, you might have grounds to pursue an employment claim.
You have employment rights that cannot be infringed—regardless of a diagnosis. If you would like to learn more about your right to pursue an employment claim after suffering discrimination or wrongful termination due to a cancer diagnosis, you must seek legal assistance as soon as possible. Can you file a claim? Do you have the right to receive compensation? For more information, do not hesitate to contact California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group at your earliest convenience.
California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group is an employment law firm that has dedicated many years to representing those who have been wronged in the workplace. If you are in need of a lawyer in Los Angeles to sue an employer for discrimination against cancer patients, you must contact our law firm as soon as possible. Our employment experts have many years of experience handling employment claims and helping victims recover the compensation that they deserve. If you are ready to begin our wrongful termination or discrimination claim with one of our expert employment attorneys, do not hesitate to contact California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group today.
How Getting Diagnosed with Cancer Could Affect You in the Workplace
Consider some of the most common types of cancer: colon cancer, breast cancer, leukemia, melanoma (skin cancer), colon cancer, bladder cancer, cervical cancer, colorectal cancer, gallbladder cancer, testicular cancer, ovarian cancer, liver cancer, lung cancer, pancreas cancer, prostate cancer, rectal cancer, and Hodgkin lymphoma, for example. After being diagnosed with cancer, patients might need to undergo various tests and treatments. Tests and treatments, as well as dealing with recovery, can all require that patients take some time off of work. In some cases, cancer impairs the patient in one way or another—leaving the patient in need of some sort of accommodation.
Besides being affected directly by the illness, cancer patients could be severely affected by the ignorance or malevolence of coworkers and employers. Many people who do not understand cancer could be hurtful to those with a diagnosis. For instance, coworkers or employers might comment on a cancer patient’s mental capacity after being diagnosed with brain tumors. Likewise, uninformed and ignorant coworkers might marginalize cancer patients due to an unfounded concern with cancer being contagious. It is also possible for employers to decide to terminate their workers after being informed of their cancer diagnosis.
Whether you have pancreatic tumors, brain tumors, or leukemia, for example, you should not be treated differently in the workplace. You also should not be terminated from your position due to your diagnosis. If you suffered workplace discrimination or wrongful termination, it is essential that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible to learn more about your right to pursue a claim.
The Law and Cancer Diagnoses
How does the law protect you from discrimination and wrongful termination after being diagnosed with colon cancer, breast cancer, melanoma (skin cancer), or any other type of cancer? Under California law, it is illegal to treat people unfairly based on their medical conditions and disabilities. Under federal law, cancer patients are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Is cancer a disability? Although cancer is not specifically a disability, the effects of cancer could categorize people as disabled based on the ADA. Under the ADA, a party with a disability must present the following:
- A physical/mental impairment that limits major life activities
- A record of the impairment, or
- Regarded as having the impairment
Some examples of accommodations that might be required are likely to include the following: making facilities accessible, restructuring schedules, and reassigning positions, for example.
In addition to the ADA, which requires that employers make reasonable accommodations for those with cancer, cancer patients are also eligible for time-off through the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). After taking leave through FMLA, the cancer patient and employer has the right to return to work. If you were discriminated against, denied reasonable accommodation, denied medical leave, or wrongfully terminated after being diagnosed with colon cancer, bladder cancer, ovarian cancer, testicular cancer, gallbladder cancer, colorectal cancer, cervical cancer, or any other type of cancer, do not hesitate to contact an employment attorney as soon as possible.
Your Right to Pursue a Claim
If your employment rights were pursued after you were diagnosed with cancer, do not hesitate to contact a cancer wrongful termination attorney in Los Angeles. It does not matter if you were wrongfully terminated or discriminated against in the workplace, your rights were infringed and you have the right to pursue a claim. If your employment claim is successful, you could receive some sort of compensation. If you would like to learn more about your right to file an employment claim after being wrongfully terminated or discriminated against after being diagnosed with any form of cancer, do not hesitate to contact our law firm at your earliest convenience.
Your Right to Receive Compensation
Could you receive compensation if you were wrongfully terminated from your job? Could you receive compensation if you were discriminated in the workplace? Whether you were discriminated or wrongfully terminated in the workplace, your rights were infringed and you could demand compensation. How much compensation could you receive? What type of compensation could you receive? Without a doubt, you are likely to have these questions surrounding your employment claim.
Although every employment claim is different, claimants pursuing employment claims for discrimination or wrongful termination are sometimes eligible to receive some of the following types of compensation:
- Lost wages: compensation for the income that was lost due to the termination or discrimination. Compensation for lost wages includes both back wages and front wages.
- Lost benefits: compensation for the lost benefits directly resulting from the discrimination or termination. Examples of lost benefits include medical insurance, life insurance, retirement options, and stocks, for example.
- Pain and suffering: compensation for the mental and emotional distress directly caused by discrimination or termination.
- Punitive damages: compensation as a form of punishment to the employer for discriminating or terminating the employee diagnosed with cancer.
The type and amount of compensation that you are eligible to receive depend on the details of your claim. However, regardless of claim details, you could be certain that our cancer employment attorneys will aggressively fight for your right to be compensated. Our attorneys will not rest until you receive the highest amount of compensation available for your claim. If you would like to learn more about the type and amount of compensation that you could receive if you file a cancer discrimination or wrongful termination claim, do not hesitate to contact our law firm at your earliest convenience.
Contact California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group
Were you diagnosed with one of the multiple forms of cancer? Did you suffer discrimination in your workplace after your diagnosis? Were you wrongfully terminated? If you were discriminated or terminated because of your cancer diagnosis, you might have grounds to pursue a claim against your employer. The discrimination and wrongful termination of a cancer patient who is undergoing cancer treatment are illegal; therefore, you have the right to pursue a claim. If your claim is successful, you might even be eligible to receive compensation. Would you like to learn more about your right to sue and receive compensation after being targeted due to your cancer diagnosis? If so, you must contact California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group at your earliest convenience. Our attorneys have many years of experience handling a variety of employment claims, and they are ready to help you recover the compensation that you deserve.
If you would like to discuss your discrimination or wrongful termination claim with the lawyers at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group, do not hesitate to contact our firm today. When you contact our experts, you could benefit from our free consultations and free second opinions. Our employment law firm offers both free consultations and free second opinions to ensure that all claimants have access to our legal services. During our free consultations and free second opinions, our cancer discrimination and wrongful termination attorneys will answer all of your questions, address all of your concerns, and provide you with all the information that you need to start or continue your claim. Our lawyers will provide you with the guidance that you need for a successful claim, even if your claim has been affected by the incompetence of another attorney. Whether you are in need of a free consultation or free second opinion, do not hesitate to contact our firm immediately.
The free consultations and free second opinions offered by our law firm are available as part of our Zero-Fee guarantee. Our clients will never be required to pay any upfront legal fees for any of our legal services. Our firm is also based on a contingency structure—which means that you will not pay anything until your claim is successful. If your claim is not successful, you will not be required to pay anything. If you would like to learn more about your right to file a discrimination or wrongful termination claim after a cancer diagnosis, do not hesitate to contact our law firm and speak with our attorneys.