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Disability Discrimination: Being “Perceived As” Having a Disability

by | Jun 19, 2019 | Discrimination

Originally Published on June 19, 2019; Revised on April 28, 2021

Have you been subjected to disability discrimination in the workplace? Do you have an impairment that is considered a “physical disability” under California law?

California law defines “physical disability” broadly. A “physical disability” includes physical impairments: (a) that are actually and currently disabling; (b) that are potentially disabling; (c) that are perceived as disabling; or (d) that are perceived as potentially disabling.

In other words, even if you do not have an actual disability, if your employer discriminates against you because your employer incorrectly believes that you have a disability or believes that you will become disabled in the future, you may have a disability discrimination claim under California law.

If you believe that you have been subjected to disability discrimination in the workplace, call ((916) 612-0326) or email ([email protected]) Finley Employment Law today. We serve clients throughout California, including Sacramento, Roseville, Davis, Folsom, and Elk Grove.

The information in this blog post is for general informational and advertising purposes only and is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. Instead, you should speak with a California employment attorney for advice regarding your individual situation.