Disability Discrimination: Being "Perceived As" Having a Disability
Updated: Aug 7, 2019
Do you believe that you are a victim of disability discrimination in the workplace?
Under California law, a physical disability may be temporary or short term. Moreover, "physical disability" includes physical impairments (a) that are actually, 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 discriminated against you because it incorrectly believes that you have a disability or believes that your current condition will become disabling 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) Finley Employment Law today. We serve clients throughout California, including Sacramento, Folsom, Roseville, Granite Bay, 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.