You May Have Two Cases!
According to federal law, employees that have been injured must be given time to recover and provided with the necessary accommodations when they return to work.
If you’ve been injured, you may be in the process of filing a personal injury claim to recover damages; however, you may also have to file a lawsuit against your employment for disability discrimination.
To find out if you have two cases, please contact our firm right away. We focus our practice on both personal injury and employment law, so our team of attorneys is uniquely equipped to handle all aspects of your case.
What Laws Protect Me from Getting Fired for an Injury?
There are a number of federal acts that protect employees who have injuries that affect their ability to work.
- Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA): allows employees to take twelve weeks of unpaid leave for a serious health condition for themselves or close family members.
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): protects disabled persons from being wrongfully excluded and requires employers to make the necessary accommodations for disabled employees.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the government agency that enforces these and other employment laws.
Get Counsel from an Experienced Legal Team
At Chavez Law Firm, we are passionate about upholding your rights. If your employer has fired you after you were injured, then you need to contact our firm right away.
We can discuss your situation and compile documentation proving that you were subjected to disability discrimination. Our goal is to first settle your case outside of court, but we will not hesitate to litigate when necessary.
Don’t wait until it’s too late to act. Get in touch with us today.