“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.”
~ John F. Kennedy
Disability related claims are some of the most complicated and rapidly developing areas of employment law. There are a variety of laws which may relate to disability issues, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL), and workers compensation laws. Ruiz Law attorneys are well-equipped at assisting our clients through these laws and changes by providing regular updates of legal precedents, trainings, individualized risk assessments , analyses of employment practices, and development of forms. Most importantly, however, our forward-thinking attorneys work with our clients in developing real-life , workable solutions to the everyday issues presented by employees with disabilities. For example, we have successfully assisted clients in meeting their obligation to engage in the interactive process and in dealing with difficult situations such as stress-related disabilities, and claims seeking reduced workloads, reduced class size, specific work assignments, and different supervisors.
Our attorneys are also skilled and experienced at representing clients in administrative investigations of disability claims and litigation initiated by either administrative agencies or individual plaintiffs. Recently, our attorneys successfully litigated a cutting-edge disability discrimination complaint alleging more than a million dollars in damages which resulted in a jury verdict in favor of our client. In addition, our attorneys have also recently obtained favorable results in matters investigated and asserted by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) and Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH).