California law prohibits disability discrimination

If you have a medical condition, disability, or an injury sustained while on the job, you cannot be terminated by your employer. It is strictly prohibited by the state of California.

California law requires employers to work with the employee and their doctors to keep the employee at work and on the payroll. The law recognizes that disabled employees can still work and contribute to the company. Most importantly, they recognize that they still need to take care of themselves and their family.
Employers may want to avoid paying higher insurance costs by terminating the disabled worker. They may also perceive the disabled employee to be worthless.

An employer may devise any number of reasons to terminate a disabled or older employee, including:

  • Lying about something you did at work / making up a situation that did not occur.
  • Blaming you for conduct the employer had previously approved.
  • Disciplining you for conduct that other employees are not disciplined for.
  • Stating performance as an issue at termination when there was no previous counseling or write-ups.
  • Subjective criticisms such as “not a team player,” “unmotivated,” or “lacks energy.”
  • Stating performance as an issue when there is history of good performance.
  • Relying on outdated performance criticism for your termination.

An employer can use any number of reasons to unlawfully terminate an employee. The Law Offices of Olga Troshchiy are more than experienced in your rights, and we’ll ensure that they are not compromised.

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