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Reasonable accommodations for executive dysfunction

"Executive dysfunctions" come in all shapes and sizes -- and they can be caused by many different conditions like attention-deficient hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism. But you don't have to be born with executive function deficits to have them. Many people develop problems with executive functions due to things like brain injuries, strokes, lupus, multiple sclerosis and other chronic health conditions.

Can you take a support animal to work with you?

Once upon a time, the only support animals being used by the disabled were "seeing eye dogs." Today, however, support animals are used to assist everyone from diabetics and those with seizure disorders to people suffering from mental and emotional conditions like anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Is it legal to fire striking workers?

The weakening of the American union has made labor strikes less common than they once were -- but they do still happen. Amazon warehouse employees, for example, recently staged a brief walkout in protest over what they said were unsafe working conditions. They were urging Amazon's leadership to shut a Staten Island warehouse down and clean it after one of the employees became sick with a highly contagious disease that they feared could infect others.