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How the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and Americans With Disabilities Act Interact and Affect Pregnant Employees
ADA, Disability Rights, Pregnancy Discrimination

Are you a pregnant employee who is being treated differently at work because you’re pregnant? Or maybe you’ve had complications with your pregnancy such that it makes it difficult or impossible to continue working without your employer making accommodations for...

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Happy Birthday, ADA!
ADA, Disability Rights

The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law by George H. W. Bush 25 years ago, on July 26, 1990. For many people, it was just another day, but it was a very different day for those with...

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Disability insurance
Disability Rights

Short- and Long-Term Disability Some companies offer short-term disability (STD) and long-term disability (LTD) as part of the benefits package. The terms of these plans vary. They can be a good option to use in tandem with FMLA and ADA...

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Americans with Disabilities Act
Disability Rights

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)   The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a powerful tool available in some circumstances to protect caregivers directly (see the prior section on the ADA’s association clause) and to address the effect of...

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What If Your Employer Wants You To Have a Medical Exam
Disability Rights

Medical Exams Under the ADA, FMLA, and Rehabilitation Act If your employer requires you to undergo a medical exam, do you have to submit to one? It depends. An employer cannot require you to take a medical examination before offering you...

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Get a Doctor and Work with One
Disability Rights

Because of the ADAAA, many employers today will not put up a fight as to whether you are disabled. However, particularly for mental disabilities, sometimes an employer will request follow-up information from your doctor. In some circumstances, your employer may...

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The Reasonable Accommodation Process
Disability Rights

Under the ADA, an employer must offer a qualified person with a disability a “reasonable accommodation” that will provide an equal employment opportunity, including an opportunity to attain the same level of performance, benefits, and privileges available to similarly situated...

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