MEDICAL LEAVE / DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION
In California, you are considered disabled if you have a condition that limits one or more major life activities, i.e. the condition or disability limits (makes more difficult) your ability to engage in a major life activity such as breathing, seeing, walking, caring for yourself, working, socializing, reading, eating, digesting, hearing, speaking, etc. Disabilities can be physical or mental such as developmental disorders, organic brain syndrome, emotional or mental illness, or specific learning disabilities. They can be readily apparent such as being wheelchair-bound, using a cane, being disfigured or having an amputated body part, or they can be subtle such as medical issues, heart problems, breathing difficulties, depression, anxiety, gastrointestinal difficulties, sleep apnea, etc.
If you are a victim of unlawful workplace discrimination, harassment or wrongful termination as a result of your medical issue or disability, we can help you in multiple ways.
# 1 We Will Make It Stop. If you hire our firm early enough in the process, we can sometimes convince your employer to intervene on your behalf. The offending supervisor may be fired or relocated, or if you desire, you may be moved to a different location. We’ll help you through the process, and make sure your employer follows the law throughout.
#2 Negotiate an Exit. In many medical leave and disability discrimination cases, our clients simply want “out.” We can often negotiate an exit package that will protect your reputation as a good employee, protect your access to unemployment benefits, negotiate potential severance options and your ability to get a new job.
#3 File a Lawsuit. If your employer is not willing to cooperate and negotiate an out-of-court resolution, a lawsuit may be in your best interest. We will discuss with you all the risks and possible benefits involved so that you will know what to expect, and decide whether or not you want to sue your employer.
One thing you CAN be sure of, Whitehead Employment Law will continuously fight for your rights every step of the way.
"Mr. Whitehead was great at handling my case in a professional and timely manner. He was able to put on the needed pressure in order to get the desired outcome."
"I highly recommend Mr. Whitehead and his firm. Not only was he a true professional but he is the only attorney who I have ever worked with that actually worked with me, taking the time to tell me my options. He is also the only attorney I have worked for that 100% followed through on his word. He returned calls, kept me up to date and his staff was exceptional. If you are looking for an Employment Attorney, he is the one to hire!" - Brooke
"I was having trouble with my ex-employer that put me in an ethically compromised position. There seemed to be no way out. I wasn’t sure if I needed an attorney, but I was referred to Whitehead Employment Law. It turned out to be the best decision I could have made. I got the best possible outcome thanks to Jacob and his team. I don’t know if I will ever need an employment Attorney again but if I do I know who to turn to. Thanks guys, you lifted a tremendous weight off my shoulders."
"Jacob really came through when no one else would. I highly recommend him and his staff treated me with empathy and compassion after an unfair termination."
“Mr. Whitehead is wonderful! I’m 100% satisfied with his work and what he did for me! Mr. Whitehead believed in me and kept me in the loop every step of the way. Always professional, courteous and will always fight for you. I would recommend Whitehead Employment Law to anyone seeking legal assistance. I’m extremely happy with my decision of choosing Mr. Whitehead to represent me. I will be forever grateful."
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