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Disability discrimination could affect California workers

Many California residents must live with disabilities. These disabilities could be mental or physical, lifelong or recently acquired. It is likely that in any case, affected individuals have learned to manage their situations in order to continue living as best as they can. However, there are situations in which such individuals could face unfair circumstances, and disability discrimination in the workplace could be one such situation.

A man in another state is currently looking to pursue a case after he feels he was discriminated against for his work-related disability. It was reported that the man had been an employee for approximately six years with Midas Muffler & Brakes. The report goes on to state that the man acquired carpal tunnel syndrome as well as another disability that could potentially impact his work.

The man claims that he was off work for approximately two weeks and was then fired from his position. The man filed a complaint with his local human rights commission and was granted the right to sue earlier this year. In his suit, he is seeking compensation for lost wages, emotional distress and other damages that he apparently feels resulted from the situation.

Disability discrimination is unfortunately a situation that affects many individuals, including California residents. Therefore, as this case shows, it may be prudent for parties who feel they were unjustly terminated or otherwise discriminated against to look into legal action. Information on such proceedings in California could help residents determine whether they may have a viable case for seeking reparations.

Source: globegazette.com, "Trial date set in disability discrimination lawsuit", , Aug. 18, 2014

Source: globegazette.com, "Trial date set in disability discrimination lawsuit", , Aug. 18, 2014

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