Cancer discrimination is an unfortunate reality that some employees face in the workplace. It involves treating an employee unfairly or making employment-related decisions based on their cancer diagnosis or medical history. At Shegerian Conniff, we are committed to fighting against cancer discrimination and ensuring that individuals living with cancer are treated fairly and with the respect they deserve.
Cancer discrimination can take on various forms, from wrongful termination to the denial of reasonable accommodations for treatment. It is essential that employees and employers are aware of the laws and regulations in place to protect against cancer-related discrimination.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibit discrimination against individuals with disabilities, including cancer. Under these statutes, employers are required to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with cancer. These accommodations may include, but are not limited to, flexible work hours, adjustments to job duties, or time off for medical appointments and treatment.
One of the most egregious forms of cancer discrimination is wrongful termination based on an employee’s diagnosis. If you have been terminated from your job solely because of your cancer diagnosis, you may be eligible to file a claim for wrongful termination, as employers are not allowed to fire employees based on their medical condition. This is true whether the disease is terminal or not.
To establish a case of wrongful termination due to cancer discrimination, one may need to demonstrate the following…
Victims of cancer discrimination should never hesitate to seek legal assistance to protect themselves. The experienced employment law attorneys at Shegerian Conniff are here to help you navigate the complex legal landscape surrounding cancer discrimination. We understand the challenges you may face and are dedicated to fighting for justice on your behalf.
If you believe that you are a victim of cancer discrimination, don’t hesitate to contact Shegerian Conniff for a free legal consultation. We are committed to ensuring that individuals with cancer are treated fairly in the workplace and are here to support you in seeking justice against any wrongful treatment you may have endured. Your rights matter, and we are here to defend them in the most crucial of times. Contact us today to schedule a free legal consultation and take the first step towards justice.
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