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FMLA case study
Family, Medical, and Other Leave Discrimination

Case Study “Crappy” is a technical legal term that I will not define here. But this is essentially what a federal court in Connecticut found in Wanamaker v. West port Board of Education, 899 F. Supp. 2d 193 (D. Conn. 2012). This...

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FMLA_ADA questions
Family, Medical, and Other Leave Discrimination

Scenario 1 I suffer from ADHD and depression. Both worsened for a period of months and, as a result, I missed some important deadlines. Given my previous high performance, it should have been clear to everyone that I was experiencing health problems....

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Leave as an Accommodation Under the ADA
Family, Medical, and Other Leave Discrimination

The ADA specifically provides that time out of work can be a reasonable accommodation. Note that this is particularly useful when you have a combined right to FMLA and ADA leave. If you have a medical issue that counts as both a...

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Tips to Protect Your Privacy
Family, Medical, and Other Leave Discrimination

Keeping your medical records private in the workplace is difficult, and it’s even more challenging because the right thing to do is often the opposite of what your instincts might tell you to do: namely, to share your information freely with your...

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Privacy and Your Medical Information
Family, Medical, and Other Leave Discrimination

Sample Scenario You work in accounting for a government agency. You’ve been there five years. After trying to get pregnant for more than a year, you are thrilled to find out you’re carrying a baby. Although you want to share the news...

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Gordon vs. U.S. Capitol Police
Family, Medical, and Other Leave Discrimination

Gordon v. U.S. Capitol Police: Retaliation and Interference with FMLA Rights A police officer who tried to get time off from work to help her cope with the suicide of her husband recently got a victory with decision from the...

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