Disability

The Law Office of Omid Nosrati represents clients in cases involving wrongful termination, harassment, and discrimination. It is against the law for employers to discriminate against their employees due to a physical or mental disability, whether actual or perceived. Disability discrimination can manifest in several ways:

  • Wrongful termination, either as a firing or lay off, in violation of public policy
  • Refusal to hire or promote
  • Different treatment with terms and conditions of employment
  • Failure to make reasonable accommodations
  • Demotions, transfers or other punitive actions against the employee

Discrimination can be based on a wide range of disabilities and medical conditions, including pregnancy related disability. Additionally, employees may face harassment because of their disability. This can include offensive or derogatory comments made about an employee because of his or her disability. It can also involve retaliatory actions following FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) leave or another short-term disability.

Proving Disability Discrimination

Disability discrimination can generally be established in two ways:

  • Direct evidence - Comments made to an employee that show discriminatory bias
  • Circumstantial evidence - An adverse employment action taken based on an employee's disability, even though the employee could perform essential job functions

Evidence gathered in these cases must be strong enough to argue against an employer's nondiscriminatory reasons for punitive actions against an employee. Given the complexities of these types of cases, it is vital to have strong legal representation. The Law Office of Omid Nosrati, based in Santa Monica, California, can help.

Experienced Santa Monica Employment Rights Attorney

Santa Monica disability discrimination attorney Omid Nosrati has more than 10 years of legal experience and is dedicated to helping people fight against discrimination in the workplace. He invests time and attention into every case, learning about each client's unique circumstances in order to provide sound legal advice and to make his clients feel confident, knowing that they are in good hands.

To schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced lawyer, call The Law Office of Omid Nosrati at (310) 553-5630 or send an email using the online form on this website. Evening and weekend appointments are available upon request, and there is no fee unless you recover compensation.