Can I be fired for having an autoimmune disease? Can my employer fire me for being diagnosed with Hepatitis? If you were fired after you informed your employer of your recent Hepatitis diagnosis, you might have grounds to pursue a claim against your employer. You have rights as an employee, rights that prohibit discrimination and unfair treatment on the basis of medical conditions.
To learn more about whether you could take legal action if you were unjustly released after being diagnosed with Hepatitis, do not hesitate to seek legal action with the experts at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group.
California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group is a firm that has dedicated many years to representing employees and their rights in the workplace. Our lawyers have many years of experience handling employment claims and helping victimized employees recover the compensation that they deserve after being treated so unjustly. If you would like to discuss your current situation with the experts at our law firm and learn more about your right to pursue your claim, do not hesitate to contact our firm at your earliest convenience.
What is Hepatitis?
Hepatitis is a condition in which there is inflammation on the liver. Viral infections commonly lead to Hepatitis; however, the condition can also be autoimmune. Unfortunately, the stigma surrounding viral Hepatitis is also associated with autoimmune Hepatitis.
What is autoimmune hepatitis? Autoimmune hepatitis occurs when the body’s immune system essentially attacks the liver, leading to liver inflammation. The cause of autoimmune hepatitis is not clear; however, both genetic and environmental factors appear to contribute to the development of the condition.
When left untreated, autoimmune hepatitis can result in cirrhosis (scarring of the liver) and, ultimately, to liver failure.
Autoimmune hepatitis is generally treated well with controlled drugs (given that it is diagnosed and treated in the condition’s early stages). If treatment with medication is not successful, liver transplants can be required for survival.
There are two types of autoimmune hepatitis:
- Type 1 autoimmune hepatitis: the most common form of the condition. This form of autoimmune hepatitis can develop at any age. A significant portion of those suffering from this condition have other autoimmune disorders.
- Type 2 autoimmune hepatitis: this form of autoimmune hepatitis is most common amount children and young people in general.
The symptoms associated with autoimmune hepatitis include some of the following: fatigue, jaundice, abdominal discomfort, enlarged liver, spider angiomas, joint pain, skin rashes, and loss of menstruation. These symptoms vary significantly from cased to case.
Can I Be Fired for Having Hepatitis?
There are a number of laws that protect employees from discrimination on the basis of their medical conditions, such as autoimmune hepatitis. There are also laws that protect employees’ rights to take leave for certain medical conditions.
These laws include the following:
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
- The Fair Employment and Housing Act
- The Americans with Disabilities Act
- The Family Medical Leave Act
- The California Family Rights Act
Can I be discriminated for having hepatitis? No, you cannot be discriminated in the workplace for having hepatitis. Can I be demoted from my job for having hepatitis? No, you cannot be demoted simply because of your diagnosis of autoimmune hepatitis. You cannot be discriminated against, demoted, or even terminated simply because of your diagnosis.
What are my Options?
After you suffered any sort of mistreatment in the workplace because of your medical condition, you might be desperate to take action against your employer. However, it is essential that you are aware of the options available to you. Specifically, you must be aware that all employment claims must be filed with federal or state employment agencies and that you could only pursue a civil lawsuit after being awarded the right to sue from these agencies.
What are the employment agencies? On the federal level, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the agency that enforces all employment laws and handles all employment claims. On the state level (in California), the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) is the agency that, similarly, enforces state employment laws and handles employment claims when they arise. When you file a claim, these agencies investigate and come to a conclusion. If they find that your employer violated any employment laws by discriminating against you, demoting you, or terminating you, the agencies could take legal action against your employer.
As soon as the EEOC or DFEH conclude their investigation, they typically award claimants the right to sue. However, since the investigation process can be lengthy, claimants can actually request the right to sue. After receiving the right to sue, the claimants could file a civil lawsuit against his employer.
For more information about the EEOC, the DFEH, and your options in terms of taking legal action against your employer, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our law firm at your earliest convenience.
Can I Sue?
Can I sue my employer if I was fired for having Hepatitis? Do I have a right to a lawsuit against my employer boss if I was fired after being diagnosed with hepatitis? Can I sue my employer if he demoted me from my position for having hepatitis? Do I have a case against my workplace if my workplace discriminated against me for having hepatitis?
It is absolutely normal for you to have these questions. If you were discriminated, demoted, or terminated simply because of your medical condition, you might have grounds to sue. Depending on the details surrounding your claim, you might even be eligible to recover monetary compensation. You could be compensated for lost income, lost benefits, and pain and suffering, for example.
However, you should not automatically assume that you will be able to file a claim against your employer. All employment claims must go through the appropriate employment agency (as discussed above), and you must be granted the right to sue before you can sue your employer.
Can you file a class action lawsuit for hepatitis patients? Class action lawsuits require that multiple parties bring forth similar claims. If others at your workplace were subject to unjust treatment because of their medical conditions, you could come together to participate in a class action lawsuit against your employer.
For more information about your right to sue, do not hesitate to contact our law firm at your earliest convenience. Our attorneys can file a lawsuit against your boss for discriminating against you for your hepatitis condition.
Discrimination Attorney for People Who Have Hepatitis
Were you laid off after telling your employer that you had Hepatitis? If so, you might have grounds to pursue legal action against your employer; after all, you might have been wrongfully terminated. If you were laid off for having Hepatitis, it is essential that you seek legal assistance immediately. Depending on the details surrounding your current situation, you might have grounds to take legal action. For more information, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance immediately.
You can trust the experts at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group. California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group is a law firm that can sue a company that fired you for Hepatitis. Our employment attorneys have many years of experience handling all sorts of employment claims and helping victimized employees hold employers accountable for their actions. Our lawyers are dedicated to representing employees who have been wrongfully terminated on the basis of a medical condition. If you would like to discuss your claim with our experts, do not hesitate to contact our law firm today.
At California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group, we are dedicated to representing all employees who have suffered mistreatment in the workplace. Our experts are also dedicated to remaining accessible to all affected employees; therefore, we offer free legal services. Our free legal services include both free consultations and free second opinions. During our free consultations and free second opinions, our lawyers will be available to answer all your questions and address all your concerns. Our employment attorneys will provide you with all the information that you need to begin or continue your claim against your employer.
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If you are ready to discuss your current situation with the experts at our law firm, do not hesitate to contact California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group at your earliest convenience.