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Spanish-Speaking Disability Discrimination Attorney in Fresno

Discrimination is a serious issue, especially when it enters the workplace. Being wrongfully fired, or treated wrongly for a disability is by the law illegal, and employers who do it should face the full legal consequences. However, native Spanish speakers in Fresno who experience discrimination by their employer often lack the resources to file a disability discrimination lawsuit. The legal process of filing a suit for being illegally fired or treated wrongly at work can be complicated for English speakers who are at least moderately knowledgeable of the legal process; this difficulty is doubled for those someone who only speaks Spanish. Fortunately, our discrimination lawyers at Normandie law Firm speak Spanish and are ready and willing to commit all the resources you need to receive the settlement you deserve for your damages. With the help of our Spanish law firm, we can guide you through the process of building your case, filing your claim, and reaching a satisfactory outcome for your case. If you have any questions after reading this article, please feel free to reach out to our law offices near Fresno, California, for a free consultation from one of our top-rated legal advisors.

Disability Discrimination
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, disability discrimination is illegal. This statute identifies disability discrimination as a wrongful act that occurs when an employer or another party in power discriminates against someone who is identified as being disabled. This discrimination can vary from being treated unfavorably to being wrongfully fired for their disability. Under the law, employers are expected to accommodate employees with disabilities. While there are exceptions to this, such as when a person with disabilities cannot fulfill the full requirements of the job; or if the employer must suffer significant expense for accommodating to the employee; outright discrimination for a disability is illegal. Native Spanish speakers with disabilities are incredibly susceptible to disability discrimination as an employer may feel as though they have leverage over their Spanish speaking employee. Employers who discriminate Spanish speakers with disabilities may believe that they will not know or understand their legal rights; fortunately, this is far from the truth. Spanish speakers who experience disability discrimination in the workplace should seek legal representation from an attorney who can speak Spanish and is experienced in handling cases of this nature. The process of suing an employer for discrimination can be incredibly complicated, and there is a multitude of steps that you should first follow before proceeding with your lawsuit. As mentioned prior, a Spanish attorney with expertise in filing disability discrimination lawsuits may best assist you in moving forward with legal action against your employer.

The Process of Filing a Suit For Disability Discrimination
When Spanish speaking clients come into our law firm seeking legal representation for their disability discrimination case, our Spanish attorneys who sue for discrimination will often recommend that they first notify their employer that they are being discriminated against. While the American with Disabilities Act is a staple part of employment law, the employer may be unaware of what the law means, and the rights of people with disabilities in the workplace. In some cases, employers will change their act after hearing your rights as an employee. However, if your employer fails to adhere to the laws dictated by the American with Disabilities Act, you may need to take further steps to assert your rights. At this point, it may be in your best interest to consult with a Spanish attorney who can sue and is familiar with the details surrounding disability discrimination law.

A Spanish speaking attorney in Fresno will often recommend that you file an internal complaint with your company’s HR department. Usually, this is done to give a company the chance of correcting the issue. While your employer may discriminate against you freely, the company may find these actions abhorrent and want to crack down on the employer. In some instances, disability discrimination cases end here, with the HR department notifying the heads of the company to resolve the situation. Filing a formal complaint with the HR department also notifies the company that if they do not wish to correct the issue, that you will be taking legal action against them for their actions. This can play a crucial role in the overall outcome of your case, as it can prove to a court, that you accessed all avenues to resolve the issue. Filing an internal complaint is also critical to those who wish to seek punitive damages against their employer. Punitive damages are often added to the value of a case to punish the defendant, or in this case, employer, for their wrongdoing, and to deter them engaging in similar actions in the future.

If at this point your employer fails to adhere to your rights as a person with disabilities, you will want to file a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or EEOC. In certain cases, you can also file with the anti-discrimination agency present in your state. Filing a formal charge of discrimination with either of these organizations can play a crucial role in filing a disability discrimination lawsuit. If you fail to bring formal charges of discrimination forward to the EEOC or a state agency, there is a high chance that your case will be dismissed from court.

Those who seek assistance from our Fresno Spanish speaking disability lawyers will also want to pay close attention to time limit laws, which can vary from state to state. For example, in states with laws that prohibit disability discrimination, you have 300 days to file your case; however, if you are in a state without these laws, you have 180 days to bring your case forward. After the charge is filed, either the EEOC or state agency will process it, then move on to notify the employer in question and proceed with an investigation. Once the charges are processed, the injured party will receive a ‘right-to-sue’ letter, giving them the go-ahead to sue for the damages. You may only sue for the damages once you have received one of these letters from either the EEOC or the chosen state agency.

Once this process is done, you have every right to bring your suit to court. While many wait until this point to seek legal consultation, it is in your best interest that you seek an attorney with experience in discrimination as soon as possible. This fact is especially true for native Spanish speakers who may be unfamiliar with the legal process of filing for discrimination. There is a multitude of legal obstacles that must be first crossed before suing your employer for the damages, and any misstep could result in your case being thrown from the court. For this reason, if you are a Spanish speaker in Fresno, it is highly recommended that you seek legal consultation from a Fresno disability discrimination lawyer that speaks Spanish. Having a lawyer on your side who speaks Spanish can make all the difference in resolving your case, and having your case dismissed from court entirely.

How Normandie Law Firm Can Help
Being discriminated against at work for your disability can be an incredibly damaging and traumatic experience. Many native Spanish speakers who experience disability discrimination may be unaware that the actions of their employer are illegal and could result in significant legal action. If you only speak Spanish and suffered disability discrimination, it may be in your best interest that you seek legal consultation from a Spanish speaking disability discrimination law firm. Fortunately, we speak Spanish at Normandie Law Firm, and our well-versed attorneys do as well. Our experienced Spanish speaking disability discrimination lawyers can guide you through the often complicated process of filing your claims, reaching out to a disability discrimination agency, and fighting for your case in court. Native Spanish speakers who have experienced damages as a result of disability discrimination can contact our law offices to learn more about how to receive compensation for their injuries. While our law firm is based near Fresno, our attorneys also practice in Oakland, San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento, Orange County, Riverside, Los Angeles, and throughout the state of California.

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Other attorneys will sign you up for their firm but will disappear once your name is on the paper as they are busy signing up more cases. In these instances, their business is based more on volume and will attempt to sign up as many cases as possible. In turn, they will spend less time on cases resulting in severely reduced settlements. Our firm will not treat you like a number. We will be in communication with you throughout our lawsuit and will treat you like family. So if you already have an attorney don’t worry, we’ll give you a second review of your case 100% free of charge.

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If you contact our law offices today, we can walk you through the complicated process of filing your claim completely free of charge. As a show this commitment to you and your case we offer our clients the benefits of a zero fee guarantee policy. Under our zero fee policy, all clients don’t pay for our services until their case is won. If you feel in need of a second opinion, second opinion case reviews are also free under this policy. Please, feel free to give us a call, and we can guide you down the path of receiving proper compensation for your damages.

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