Having a disability affects numerous people in California and other parts of the country. However, this aspect of a person's life does not necessary hold him or her back from being able to lead a typical life, including holding a job. Employers may need to make certain accommodations for workers with disabilities, and in the event of workplace discrimination, employees may need to take legal action.
It was recently reported that a doctor in another state was awarded damages after being dismissed from his job. Apparently, the doctor had been diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the time of birth, but he was able to carry out his necessary job-related duties with provided accommodations. It was unclear what caused the man to believe that his disability contributed to his termination, but the lawsuit filed against the medical facility states disability discrimination as part of the claim.
The jury involved in the case ruled in the doctor's favor in relation to the disability discrimination claim. It was also reported that he claimed age discrimination as well, but the jury did not give favor to that claim. A representative for the facility stated that the doctor's dismissal took place due to issues relating to documentation, and they are planning to look into an appeal.
Any type of workplace discrimination can be devastating for employees. When unfair treatment leads to job loss, it may be important for negatively affected parties to step forward and enforce their rights. If California workers believe that they were discriminated against on the job due to disability or other protected factors, they may wish to consider their legal options.