Can your employer fire you if you have an autoimmune disease? Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease; unfortunately, many people living with this condition have suffered unfair treatment in the workplace simply because of their diagnosis. If your employer illegally terminated you based on your diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, you might have grounds to pursue a wrongful termination claim against your employer.
If you would like to learn more about your right to sue your boss for the discrimination and wrongful termination that you suffered because of your multiple sclerosis diagnosis, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our law firm at your earliest convenience. The employment experts at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group are ready to evaluate your claim.
At California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group, our lawyers have many years of experience handling all sorts of claims – aggressively fighting for the rights of all employees subject to unjust treatment in the workplace. Our attorneys will help you hold your employer accountable; our experts will also help you recover the compensation that you deserve. If you are ready to discuss your current situation with our experts, do not hesitate to contact our law firm at your earliest convenience.
What is Multiple Sclerosis?
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that affects the brain and the spinal cord – specifically, it affects the central nervous system. In multiple sclerosis, the immune system attacks the myelin (protective sheath) that covers nerve fibers; it also causes communication issues between the brain and the rest of the body. The condition could result in permanent damage/deterioration of the nerves.
Some of the symptoms associated with MS include the following:
- Numbness/weakness in one or more limbs, occurring one side of the body at a time (or the legs and trunk)
- Sensations of electric shock with specific neck movements, such as bending the neck forward
- Unsteady gait (walk), lack of coordination, and tremor
- Partial/complete loss of vision (typically one eye at a time) as well as pain during eye movement
- Double vision
- Blurry vision
- Slurred speech
- Tingling throughout the body
- Pain throughout the body
There is no cure for multiple sclerosis. Because there is no cure for MS, treatment is essential. Treatment can lessen some of the symptoms and help affected parties lead a seemingly normal life. However, treatment options are not always successful, and they affect everyone differently.
Can I Be Fired for Having Multiple Sclerosis?
Can I be demoted from my job for having multiple sclerosis? Can I be fired for having multiple sclerosis? You might have been fired immediately or some time after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis; regardless, it is important for you to understand that you cannot be legally fired for simply having multiple sclerosis or any medical condition in general.
There are a number of laws – both on the state and federal level – that protect employees from discrimination and unjust treatment based on their medical conditions. Some of these laws also protect the right to go on leave for medical conditions.
What laws are these? These laws include the following:
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
- Americans with Disabilities Act
- Family Medical Leave Act
- Fair Employment and Housing Act
- California Family Rights Act
Do have a case against my workplace if my workplace discriminated against me for having multiple sclerosis? Based on the protections offered by the federal and state employment laws, you might have a case against your employer. If you would like to explore the possibility of filing an employment discrimination claim against your employer, do not hesitate to contact the wrongful termination experts at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group today.
What Options are Available to Me?
I was wrongfully terminated because of my multiple sclerosis; now, what? What can I do? What are my options? Without a doubt, being suddenly terminated based on a medical condition could be baffling – and could come as quite a shock. Therefore, it could be difficult for affected parties to understand what they could do to hold their employers accountable.
All employees must be aware that there are state and federal employment agencies that enforce employment laws and protect their rights as employees. On the federal level, for instance, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces employment laws and handles employment claims based. Similarly, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) handles employment claims and enforces employment laws on the state level (in California). When an employee files a claim, the EEOC and DFEH investigate and possibly take action against the employer (if they conclude that the employer violated employment laws).
For more information about the EEOC and DFEH and as well as how these employment agencies could help you during such a difficult time, do not hesitate to contact our firm today.
Do I have the Right to Sue?
Do I have a right to a lawsuit against my employer boss if I was fired after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis? Can I sue my employer if he demoted me from my position for having multiple sclerosis? After being unlawfully treated in the workplace, it is normal to have these questions. Without a doubt, you might have grounds to pursue a claim for the poor treatment to which you were subjected. If your claim is successful, you will likely be eligible to recover monetary compensation for lost earnings, lost benefits, pain/suffering, and even punitive damages, for example.
However, since all employment claims must go through the appropriate state and/or federal employment agencies, you must first be granted the right to sue by the EEOC or DFEH; after you are granted the right to sue, you could pursue a civil claim against your employer.
Does this also mean that you can file a class action lawsuit for multiple sclerosis patients? If multiple parties suffered workplace discrimination due to a medical condition, it is possible to join efforts in holding the employer accountable for the discriminative actions against employees.
If you would like to learn more about your right to sue your employer for the discrimination that you suffered, do not hesitate to contact our firm today. Our employment attorneys are ready to represent you and provide you with all the information that need to pursue a claim against the employer that discriminated against you.
Discrimination Attorney for People Who Have Multiple Sclerosis
If you were laid off after telling your employer that you had multiple sclerosis, your termination might be unlawful. You likely were also left with a lot of questions. Can I sue my employer if I was fired for having multiple sclerosis? Can I be discriminated for having multiple sclerosis? Can my employer fire me for being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis? Being laid off for having multiple sclerosis could give you grounds to pursue a wrongful termination claim. You should explore the possibility of taking legal action against your employer. If you would like to learn more about your right to file a wrongful termination claim after losing your job due to your diagnosis, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our firm immediately.
If you are in need of legal representation after being discriminated because of your medical condition, do not hesitate to contact the experts at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group as soon as possible. California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group is a law firm that can sue a company that fired you for multiple sclerosis. Our employment lawyers have many years of experience handling these claims and helping affected employees hold their employers accountable for their unlawful and discriminative treatment. If you would like to learn more about how our attorneys can file a lawsuit against your boss for discriminating against you for multiple sclerosis condition, do not hesitate to contact our firm today.
If you are interested in learning more about your right to pursue a claim against your employer for the discrimination and wrongful termination that you suffered, do not hesitate to contact our law firm at your earliest convenience. We understand that difficulties with employment can also represent financial difficulties; therefore, we make some of our legal services available for free. Specifically, we offer free consultations and free second opinions during which our employment attorneys will be available to answer all questions, address all concerns, and provide you with all the information that you might need to start or continue a claim against your employer. If you would like to benefit from our free legal services, do not hesitate to contact our law firm today.
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If you would like to meet our employment attorneys and discuss the possibility of taking legal action against your employer, do not hesitate to contact our firm today.