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Spanish-Speaking Disability Lawyer to File a Discrimination Lawsuit

What is a disability? A disability is a physical or mental condition that can sometimes limit a person’s movements, senses, or activities. Many people are born with disabilities, while others develop their disabilities later in life. In many instances, people with disabilities are perfectly able to work and do everything that people without disabilities can do. Often, people with disabilities require little to no accommodation to perform their jobs. However, many employers treat disabled individuals differently than they would others. In San Diego, many law firms handle disability discrimination; therefore, a victim of disability discrimination with an idea about his or her rights and the laws against discrimination would not hesitate to seek legal assistance and sue the employer.

Unfortunately, many victims of disability discrimination take no action. Why would someone allow discrimination to continue? In some cases, the victims of discrimination might fear retaliation and further mistreatment after trying to put an end to the discrimination. Others might simply be uninformed of the laws that have been in place for many years. Who might be uninformed of these laws? Let us consider the population in San Diego, California. There are about 1.39 million people living in the city. More than 40% of these people speak a language other than English in their homes. Without a doubt, English is the most prominent language spoken throughout San Diego. If more than 425,000 people of San Diego are Hispanic, is it surprising that Spanish is the second most prominent language, after English? Spanish has indeed become the second most prominent language in the city. More than 20% of the population is a native Spanish speaker. Whether people that make up this 20% never learned English or learned only the basics, it would still be difficult to get legal assistance from English-only law firms.

Normandie Law Firm acknowledges the inaccessibility that the Spanish speaking community has to legal assistance. With the help of our lawyers in San Diego who speak Spanish, we are making legal action possible for the Spanish speaking community. One case at a time, we are ensuring that the victims of disability discrimination exercise their right to sue. The following information is not intended to substitute your consultation with a disability discrimination attorney, as it is general information. For information specific to your case, contact an attorney as soon as possible.

How Are You Protected Against Disability Discrimination?
Protection against disability discrimination is available both at the federal and state levels. These protections have been in place for many years and are applied to employers, colleges, universities, labor organizations, and employment agencies.

At the federal level, people with disabilities are protected by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC oversees the implementation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, and origin. Initially, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act offered no protection to people with disabilities. However, in 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was put into place. The ADA prohibits discrimination in all instanced—work, school, etc.

At the state level, people with disabilities are protected by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). The DFEH oversees and enforces the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). FEHA offers a wider spectrum of protections that included people with disabilities since the beginning. The FEHA protects individuals from discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, medical conditions, genetic information, marital status, military status, and—of course—disability.

I Was a Victim of Disability Discrimination—What Do I Do?
If you were a victim of disability discrimination, you must take action. If you experienced wrongful termination, or if you have not been given the same advancement opportunities as other employees, you need to exercise your rights. What can you do? You can submit claims to the EEOC or the DFEH. The agencies will conduct internal investigations and try to reach a settlement. If you would like to make a claim to the EEOC, you must submit your claim within 180 of the last incident either online, in person, or by mail. If you would like to make a claim to the DFEH, you must submit a pre-complaint inquiry form within one year of the last incident. Both agencies can either dismiss the case or file a lawsuit against your employer. Before filing a lawsuit, however, both agencies will extensively attempt resolution and mediation.

You do not have to process your claim through either of these governmental agencies. You can file a lawsuit independently with the legal assistance of a Spanish attorney who can sue for disability discrimination. Before you can sue, you will have to request a right-to-sue document. This document allows you to file a lawsuit independently without internal investigations from the governmental agencies. Members of San Diego’s Spanish speaking community should contact Normandie Law Firm to work with an attorney who can speak Spanish. The attorneys at Normandie Law Firm are experienced at handling disability discrimination including illegal firing.

We Speak Spanish Here at Normandie Law Firm
Normandie Law Firm is a Spanish speaking disability discrimination law firm that focuses on helping the Spanish speaking community gain access to legal assistance. We believe that making legal assistance more accessible to Spanish speakers will ensure that the Spanish speaking community will feel more confident in approaching our law firm whenever they face unjust treatment. Many people either were born with disabilities or developed disabilities later in life. Some disabilities do not prevent people from working to sustain themselves. However, many employers will not hire people with disabilities or will fire those who develop disabilities. Both federal and state governments protect people from discrimination based on their disabilities. If you were the victim of disability discrimination, you need to contact a San Diego disability discrimination lawyer that speaks Spanish. Whether you were wrongfully fired or denied opportunities, you must contact a Spanish attorney to file a disability discrimination lawsuit.

At Normandie Law Firm, our Spanish speaking San Diego attorneys are dedicated to providing our clients with the best legal assistance in San Diego, California. Our attorneys with experience in all types of discrimination, including disability discrimination will guide you. Our attorneys are well-informed on all of the agencies and acts that protect employees from discrimination based on disabilities. If you have been discriminated against because of your disability, you need to contact or Spanish law firm as soon as possible for a free consultation or a free second opinion. You need to contact our law firm to schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience. Do not hesitate to contact our law firm. We guarantee that someone who speaks Spanish will be available to help you schedule your appointment to meet with a discrimination lawyer that speaks Spanish. What should you expect during your free consultation? You should come prepared for our Spanish speaking attorneys to answer all of your questions and address all of your concerns. Our San Diego attorneys will explain everything while speaking Spanish. If you already have an attorney at another firm, you might be interested in a free second opinion. If you are currently looking for additional information regarding your situation, your current attorney might have missed something during your consultation. Many attorneys, unfortunately, rush through cases to increase the number of cases that they sign. When attorneys rush, they risk overlooking or neglecting key information. This can affect the outcome of your case. Another problem that might arise is language. Does your attorney speak Spanish? If he or she does not speak Spanish, you might struggle to communicate. In some cases, an interpreter might be present to allow effective communication between you and your attorney. Although interpreters are trained, there is always the risk of losing the meaning of specific details in translation. Are you willing to take this risk? The Spanish speaking disability discrimination attorneys in San Diego will ensure that you do not have to take any risks.

Besides providing attorneys with expertise in disability discrimination guaranteed to be speaking Spanish, Normandie Law Firm offers clients a Zero-Fee guarantee. You will never have to pay any upfront fees. Our law firm is based on contingency, so you will not need to pay anything until our Spanish speaking attorneys win your case. Contact Normandie Law Firm as soon as possible to schedule your free consultation or free second opinion.

The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.

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