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Answers to your questions about maternity leave

Missing work for an extended time is worrying. Yet nothing matters to new parents but the health and well-being of their child. Those first months together are important for the health of both the baby and mother, and the bonding that occurs is irreplaceable.

Basics of filing a disability access claim under the ADA, Part 1

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the preeminent law that guarantees individual rights for Americans with disabilities. The ADA was the first of its kind, and it is now duplicated across the world. The ADA prescribes a variety of positive and negative rights. For instance, businesses must do their best to accommodate customers and workers with disabilities (within reason). Additionally, companies cannot discriminate against Americans with disabilities for positions in which they could do their job with some minor accommodations.

Benefits employees with disabilities are eligible for

According to United States law, employers are prohibited from discriminating against their employees because of religion, sex, race and disability. Discrimination due to disability has been very common, but several steps have been taken by the federal government to make sure it is stopped. The unfair treatment of an employee because of their disability is unlawful. Employers may not hire, fire or make any other decisions based on the employee's disability.

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

United States law protects disabled people from discrimination in the workplace. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed in 1990 to put an end to disability discrimination in employment, public accommodations, state and local governments or transportation. Any person who is disabled is protected under the Act.

ADA can protect employment rights of those with ADHD and dyslexia

If you are a parent whose child has faced struggles in school due to a learning or attention disorder, you may feel a sense of relief when he or she graduates. School can be challenging for all youngsters, but those with learning disabilities truly have an uphill climb; so finishing high school is an accomplishment to be proud of.

The law requires employers to discuss disability accommodations

If you have suffered a debilitating injury, your job takes on even more importance in your life. For one thing, you may be facing a new set of expenses that you never anticipated. And as unfair as it may be, your new circumstances may make it more difficult to find another job should you lose the one you have. But to do any job, you must have accommodations that allow you to perform your tasks successfully.

How do I approach the issue of accommodations with my employer?

When a person suffers a debilitating injury, he or she may have to adapt to an entirely new lifestyle. And these changes will likely extend to every aspect of daily living, including how to function at work. Fortunately, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Fair Employment and Housing Act contain rules requiring employers to provide reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities.

Can an employer ask questions about a job applicant's disability?

Getting a good job is not always easy and often takes persistence. If there is one thing that almost everyone wants, it is a fair chance to succeed in the workplace. As a potential employee, you want to be judged on your ability to do a job. And if you have a disability, you fear that it may be counted against you when you apply for a job.

Disability as defined by the ADA

Thanks to the Americans with Disabilities Act, citizens who suffer from a disability cannot legally be denied the opportunity to work based on their disability as long as they are able to perform the functions of the job. This has helped many Americans fulfill their desires of becoming productive members of society and proving that simply having a disability does not make a person a drain on the economy.