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Archive for February 2018

The ADA Education And Reform Act May Mean More Obstacles For Disability Applications

On February 15, 2018, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 620, which would enact significant changes to the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) if it becomes law. This subsequently named “ADA Education and Reform Act” would require that inaccessible businesses receive notice from a disadvantaged party in the event of discrimination, be granted 60 days…

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Immigrant Discrimination Laws

It is no secret that in this day and age, there is endemic prejudice and discrimination aimed at undocumented immigrants, from interpersonal interactions to employment opportunities. Documented immigrants (in other words, those in the country with valid visas) experience very similar mistreatment, even though they have complied with all necessary laws and hold all the…

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The FMLA & Short Term Disability Due To Pregnancy

For the purpose of U.S. employment law, pregnancy is classed, in many cases, as a temporary disability. While it is true that many women will not find pregnancy disabling, it is classed this way because someone out on short-term disability due to pregnancy is entitled to the protection of the law with regard to their…

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Where To File A Discrimination Claim – Federal Or State?

When you believe that you have experienced discrimination at work, you may decide to file a complaint or a charge with the relevant authorities in order to achieve compensation or have the wrong redressed. The primary question for many becomes a matter of where to file a discrimination claim. In theory,  state or local authorities…

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