Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Firemen’s Employment Discrimination

The majority of job applicants in this City, or any city, county or municipality for that matter, didn’t know that they have been a victim of some form of discrimination. Large chunk of our citizens has a common misconception that employment discrimination exists only when one is already hired or already an employee of the employer.

Recently, news about potential firemen who weren’t ultimately accepted albeit have passed all the necessary exams and other requirement because they failed in the medical examination, hit the headlines – or at least becomes subject of murmurs.

Truth be told, there can be discrimination in this aspect. One can be unfairly and discriminately deprived of a possible future employment because of a certain medical condition.

Under the law, particularly ADA, it is unlawful for private employers, state and local governments and employment agencies and labor unions to discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities in the following:

• Job application procedures
• Hiring
• Firing
• Advancement
• Compensation
• Job training
• Employment terms
• Employment conditions
• Employment privileges

If you are among the firemen candidates who believe that you were unfairly and discriminately treated in your job application, our expert Los Angeles attorneys are willing to help you. After more than a decade of handling cases of discrimination, we have recorded one of the highest, if not the highest, settlement amounts reaching more than $1M made from claims arising from employment discrimination.