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San Diego Disability Discrimination Attorneys

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibit workplace discrimination against individuals with physical or mental disabilities. Failure to comply with these Acts may result in significant penalties and employer liability.


The San Diego Disability Discrimination Lawyers at Law Offices of Douglas F. Walters, APC are seasoned Employment Law Attorneys who have been fighting against disability discrimination in the workplace for 40+ years.


If you believe that you have been the victim of Disability Discrimination, please contact the Law Offices of Disability Discrimination Attorney Douglas F. Walters at (858) 623-5655 to schedule an appointment for a free, comprehensive consultation with one of San Diego County’s leading employment law mediators and litigators.


Devoted to providing highly personalized legal representation, our disability discrimination lawyers respond to all emails and telephone calls in a timely manner. They also ensure clients are kept informed regarding the status of the case. Additionally, should any new information come to light that may impact your matter, you will be contacted immediately.


Disability Discrimination Representation in San Diego


Disabilities are broadly defined under the law, and provide protection to individuals who suffer from a vast array of conditions. Under the ADA, disability refers to one who has a documented medical or psychiatric condition that substantially impairs or limits one’s ability to participate in major life activities. A knowledgeable lawyer can provide additional information pertaining to qualifying conditions.


Covered conditions include but are not limited to the following:


  • Addison’s Disease

  • AIDS

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Brain Injuries

  • Cancer

  • Cardiovascular Disease

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Chronic Skin Diseases

  • Clinical Depression

  • Diabetes

  • Diseases of the Reproductive System

  • Disorders of the Thyroid Gland

  • Endocrine System Disorders

  • Epilepsy

  • Hearing Impairment

  • Immunological Diseases

  • Lymphatic System Diseases

  • Migraines

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Muscular Dystrophy

  • Musculoskeletal Conditions

  • Neurological Disorders

  • Orthopedic Impairments

  • Paralysis

  • Respiratory Illness

  • Schizophrenia

  • Visual Impairment


At the Law Offices of Lawyer Douglas F. Walters, APC, we have extensive experience in a wide variety of disability discrimination cases, including those arising based upon the following:

  • Failure to Hire

  • Refusal to Promote

  • Denial of Benefits

  • Unwarranted Denial of Merit Raises

  • Unwarranted Denial of Employee Bonuses

  • Unequal Pay

  • Harassment Based upon one’s Disability

  • Failure to Provide Training for Advancement

  • Termination Based upon one’s Disability

Contact our San Diego Disability Discrimination Attorneys for additional information. Lawyer Doug Walters will thoroughly review the circumstances of your case, and will provide an honest and up-front assessment.


Disability Discrimination and Reasonable Accommodations


In addition to providing protections for the disabled, the ADA and FEHA also mandate that employers must provide reasonable accommodations in the workplace to allow those with disabilities the ability to carry out their normal job duties.


Reasonable accommodations are based upon the individual needs of the employee, and must be specifically requested. However, employers are not required to make accommodations that would result in undue hardship. When analyzing if an accommodation would place undue hardship upon an employer, numerous factors will be taken into account such as the:

  • Nature of the Accommodation

  • Cost of Providing the Accommodation

  • Nature of the Business

  • Size of the Business

  • Costs Already Borne by the Employer for Accommodations

Examples of Reasonable Accommodations may include: restructuring an employee’s hours to allow for medical appointments and treatment; providing interpreters for the hearing impaired; obtaining equipment that will allow the employee to perform their jobs; modifying an employee’s workspace to make it readily accessible to those who utilize wheelchairs or other medical equipment to assist movement; and additional nutritional breaks as necessary for those with conditions such as diabetes.


An experienced lawyer will be able to make a preliminary determination as to whether or not an accommodation may be deemed reasonable, and if a violation of the reasonable accommodation rule has taken place.


Contact a San Diego Disability Discrimination Lawyer


Because disability discrimination cases may be extremely complex, particularly those pertaining to reasonable accommodation violations, it is crucial that you retain an attorney who possesses extensive experience handling these matters.


San Diego Disability Discrimination Attorney Doug Walters has been successfully representing individuals in these cases for over 40 combined years, and our disability discrimination law firm has earned a reputation for excellence in the field.


If you have reason to believe that you have been the victim of disability discrimination in the workplace, contact the Law Offices of Douglas F. Walters, APC by calling (858) 623-5655 to speak directly to a knowledgeable employment lawyer and make an appointment for your complimentary initial consultation. Or, contact us online. 


Conveniently located in San Diego, we proudly represent clients throughout the region and throughout the country.

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