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Posted by 1p21.admin On August 27, 2020

Disability discrimination suit against Fox Broadcasting moves on

The Simpsons has been on the air for over 30 years. For 27 of those years, Alf Clausen was the show’s composer — until he was abruptly fired in 2017 not long after he revealed his Parkinson’s disease diagnosis to the producers. The 79-year-old composer initially filed…

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Workplace accommodations for lupus

You’ve been having increasing problems with your health, but the lupus diagnosis you were handed threw you for a loop. That’s when you realized that there was going to be no quick fix for your condition. With any chronic condition, it can be difficult to keep working…

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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…

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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…

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How to talk to your employer about chronic pain

When you have a chronic condition that makes it difficult for you to work, you have every reason to ask your employer to make reasonable accommodations, so you can continue working. However, getting your employer to understand what “chronic” means when you’re dealing with any debilitating and…

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Could you be discriminated against due to your service animal?

There is a lot of controversy surrounding the use of service animals by some disabled people. Part of the problem is because so many nondisabled individuals try to pass off their pets as service animals or emotional support dogs. They make life harder for the truly disabled…

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Posted by 1p21.admin On February 13, 2020

What sort of work accommodations can be made for migraines?

If you’ve ever had a genuine migraine, there’s little chance you’ll confuse it with an ordinary tension headache. Migraines can be utterly debilitating — and an estimated 4 million adults in the United States suffer from a chronic form that affects them 15 days or more out…

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Posted by 1p21.admin On January 9, 2020

California restaurant worker wins discrimination claim

Pregnancy can be an exciting time. However, that excitement can be diminished significantly if your employer uses your pregnancy as an excuse to discriminate, make your life miserable and force you out of your job. Unfortunately, many women in the service industry face pregnancy discrimination. Often, they’re…

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Posted by 1p21.admin On November 28, 2019

Court rules accidental discrimination is still discrimination

A California Court of Appeals’ decision regarding a wrongful termination claim and disability discrimination has a warning for employers: Be cautious when you apply a termination policy to a newly disabled employee. You’d better be certain that you’ve done everything necessary to make reasonable accommodations for the…

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Posted by 1p21.admin On November 1, 2019

Executive dysfunction disorders and reasonable accommodation

Some people just seem to have it all together. They can easily plan a project at work from start to finish, are organized, efficient and self-directed. People with executive dysfunction can only dream of doing the same. Executive functioning issues can occur on their own or as…

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