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Reasonable Accommodations Necessary to Avoid Discrimination

 

For those who are living with a disability, it can present many challenges. However, one challenge it should not conjure up is discrimination in the workplace. Under the law, employers are required to provide reasonable accommodations for those with a disability to perform the essential functions of his or her job. If an employer does […]

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New Bill Could Weaken the Americans with Disabilities Act

 

A recent bill that passed in the United States House of Representatives, in February 2018, could weaken certain provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and make it more difficult to sue based on disability discrimination. It is yet to be determined how this would affect employment lawsuits. The bill provides a cushion for […]

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Healthcare Organizations Targeted for Discrimination Lawsuits

 

Discrimination in the workplace is protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Unfortunately, workplace discrimination against disabled applicants and employees still happen. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sues employers who discriminate against workers with disabilities. Recent lawsuits indicate that healthcare organizations are special targets of the EEOC. The EEOC discovered that medical […]

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Vision Discrimination in the Workplace

 

Vision impairments including blindness are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the ADA prohibits employers from acts intended to discriminate against an employee. An employer may not refuse to hire or terminate an employee for a visual impairment unless the loss of sight prevents the […]

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South Jersey Employment Lawyers: Disability Discrimination in the Workplace

 

Individuals with disabilities have much to offer in the workplace. With accommodation, people with mental or physical impairments can be gainfully employed, providing invaluable skills, experience, and knowledge to the American workforce. Disabled workers are protected from discrimination by two important federal statutes, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act, as well […]

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South Jersey Discrimination Lawyers: Discrimination Against Women with Breast Cancer

 

If you have received a breast cancer diagnosis, you may worry about how will it affect your work situation. Dealing with a diagnosis of cancer is hard enough without fearing repercussions at work. The good news is that there are laws to protect people with medical conditions. The most important of these laws are the […]

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