Employment Blog

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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If I Am Disabled, Do I Have to Work a Regular Schedule?
ADA

Many people with disabilities have very unpredictable lives. Conditions may flare up, and treatment schedules and side effects of medications or surgeries may make maintaining a regular schedule difficult, if not impossible. Whether such an employee should be able to...

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Do I Need to Prove My Disability to My Employer?
ADA, Disability Rights

If you have been diagnosed with a physical or psychiatric condition and you need some help from your employer, you may want that help, but you also may want to protect your privacy. As with the rest of life, there...

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Could You Lose a Job Opportunity If You Test Positive for a Prescription Drug?
ADA

If you need to pass a drug test to get hired, you may be concerned if you are taking medication to treat a disability. If you are using the drug legitimately, with a prescription and under the care of a...

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Are Pregnant Employees Entitled to Light-Duty Work?
ADA, Pregnancy Discrimination

Regardless of whether a denial of a request for light-duty work violates federal or state law may depend on how the employer handles light-duty work in general. If there are rules that favor such work for non-pregnant employees but make...

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DOL Proposes New Antidiscrimination Rules Under the WIOA
ADA, Disability Rights, Pregnancy Discrimination, Sex Discrimination

On July 22, 2014, President Obama signed into law the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The WIOA is intended to help educate and train individuals and match up qualified and skilled workers with employers. To achieve these goals, the...

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Two Key Protections When You Lose Your Job or Wages Following Artificial Hip Failure
ADA, Disability Rights

This is a guest post by Clay Hodges, a trial lawyer who specializes in products liability and personal injury law with the firm of Harris Sarratt & Hodges LLP in Raleigh, NC. He writes about failed medical devices and harmful drugs here. My...

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Are Employers Required to Accommodate Pregnant Employees?
ADA, Family, Medical, and Other Leave Discrimination, FMLA, Pregnancy Discrimination

Employers must reasonably accommodate pregnant employees under state and federal laws. What those accommodations should be will vary depending on the needs of the employee and employer. If a pregnant employee asks for help but that request is denied, she...

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Diabetic Paramedic Wins $725,000 in ADA Discrimination Case
ADA

According to the American Diabetes Association, about 9% of Americans have diabetes. Although incurable, most individuals are able to manage their diabetes in such a way that it doesn’t interfere with their everyday life, including their day job. Despite this...

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