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- Unpaid Leave and the Americans with Disabilities Act
The Americans with Disabilities Act requires employers to treat an employee's request for leave due to a medical condition as a request for a reasonable accommodation. The employer's obligation is engage the employee in an " interactive process." An employer might be required to provide an employee with a leave as a reasonable accommodation even if the employer does not customarily offer leave as a benefit.
- You’re Pregnant? You’re Fired! Boss Terminates 3 Expectant Mothers Within 6 Months
Women awarded over $6.2 million for discrimination.
- Dr Says Man is OK to Return to Work, but Company Says That's Not Good Enough
Employer sued for disability discrimination over seizure disorder.
- Do You Have a Legal Right to Express Breastmilk at Work? What Nursing Mothers Need to Know
Hourly and salaried employees may have different legal protections.
- Mayor de Blasio Signs New Laws Enhancing The New York City Human Rights Law
New York City recently enacted new laws strengthening the New York City Human Rights Law.
- Can an Employer Refuse to Hire You Because of Your Weight?
When obesity is – and isn’t – a disability
- Worker Fired for Not Recovering Fast Enough after Surgery
Company sued for violating Americans with Disabilities Act.
- Can You Get Fired for What You Post on Social Media?
Like the answer to so many legal questions, it depends. As more and more people are using social media, this area has become a common ground for employees to post information about their jobs, their personal lives, their views and other aspects of their lives that do not pertain to their work. However, in some cases, employers may have grounds to fire employees for their social media conduct.
- Prohibited Practices in Employment Law
Despite numerous labor and employment laws on the federal, state and local levels, workplace discrimination continues to be a problem in the United States. When employers do not follow applicable laws that prohibit workplace discrimination, they expose themselves to potential civil liability.
- Common Violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Millions of people across the country consider themselves or are perceived as having a disability. However, many of these individuals wish to work and benefit society. Employees and applicants are entitled to protection under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.