Employment Blog

Mental Health Issues at Work: 5 Things Employees Need to Know
ADA

If you suffer from a mental health condition, are you entitled to the same protections against discrimination that you’d be entitled to if you had a physical medical condition? Does your employer have to do anything to accommodate your condition?...

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Struggling With Infertility? The Law May Protect Your Rights at Work
ADA, FMLA, Pregnancy Discrimination

If you are trying to conceive but struggling with infertility, there are legal protections that can help you at work. At least three federal laws may come into play. Depending on the facts of the situation, not only should these...

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Can I Lose a Job Offer If I Test Positive for Prescription Drugs?
ADA

If you’ve applied for and been given a tentative job offer, pending a drug test, you may have mixed feelings if you take prescription medications. Though you’re happy at the prospect of a new job, you may also fear a...

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Does the ADA Cover Psychiatric Disabilities?
ADA, Disability Rights

The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that about 20% of the population will experience a psychiatric disability during their lifetime. Given how common mental health issues are, the workplace is a common area where the needs of employees with...

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Can I Be Fired for Behavior Caused by My Disability?
ADA, Disability Rights

Whether you can be fired for behavior that was caused by your disability depends on the circumstances. If you act out in a way that’s sufficiently disruptive, or if you threaten yourself or others, your employer could discipline you (up...

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Can I Drink or Eat on the Job As a Reasonable Accommodation?
ADA

If you have a disability that affects your ability to work and you need to eat or drink on the job, you should ask for this as a reasonable accommodation. Due to the side effects of your medications, or to...

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Kroger Employee Brings Class Action Lawsuit for Pregnancy Discrimination
ADA, Pregnancy Discrimination

Pregnancies are marvels of Mother Nature. It’s amazing how just a few seemingly simple cells can turn into the biological machine we call a human being. Given the complexity of the gestation process, it’s not surprising that pregnancy complications can...

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EEOC Issues Updated Retaliation Guidance, Part 4: Interference Versus Retaliation Under the ADA
ADA, Retaliation

Imagine you work for an employer covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). Due to your ADA-recognized disability, you need to take certain medications at work and avoid certain job duties as ordered by your doctor. Despite...

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How Can I Support My Disability Case?
ADA, Disability Rights

When a statute does not spell out a framework for a plaintiff’s case, judges will assemble one. For plaintiffs suing under the Americans With Disabilities Act, the appropriate framework can vary, depending on which court you are in across the...

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Mental Health Issues at Work and the ADA
ADA

Do you suffer from feelings of stress, anxiety, or depression? Does it affect your professional life? If the answer to both questions is yes, you’re not alone. Not only are you not alone, but you’re in the majority. According to...

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