The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released informal guidance for advising employees of their legal rights in the workplace with regard to depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health conditions. Although the guidance is geared to employees, it provides insight for employers as to the EEOC’s position on protections provided for employees […]
Category: ADA & Disabilities
The Americans with Disabilities Act protects qualified disabled employees from discrimination. HR Daily Advisor gives you the background you need on who’s covered, what constitutes a “reasonable accommodation”, issues involving health insurance and medical leave, tax incentives for employers, and more.
by Kevin Silva, EVP and CHRO at Voya Financial Throughout life, we all hear inspirational quotes—some are about love, some about friendship, and some about career advice—but there is always that one quote that sticks and stays with you. For me, as an HR professional, it was “Be kind, for everyone you know is fighting […]
At a credit union in Indiana, employees reported that their CEO had recently become “disorganized, forgetful, and confused.” He seemed disoriented and lost, they said.
by Maggie Spell LeBato A recent decision by the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas—offers a reminder about your obligation to provide a reasonable accommodation for an employee with a disability if it will permit her to perform the job. The ruling is also a reminder of what it takes […]
by Michael J. Modl Your employee tells you that she has a disability that has resulted in limitations on her ability to perform certain job duties. She asks for a reasonable accommodation and even has a couple suggestions. What is your obligation to meet with her to discuss her limitations and possible accommodations? What happens […]
by Amanda M. Jones Disability discrimination claims are increasing in Hawaii. Case in point: A Hawaii employee sued his employer for disability discrimination even though the employer provided a year’s worth of medical leave and agreed to transfer the employee to a different position to accommodate his heavy lifting restriction. A Hawaii judge recently dismissed […]
by Martin J. Regimbal The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits employers from, among other things, discriminating against employees because of their disabilities. Under the ADA, discrimination includes an employer’s failure to provide reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of employees.
The question of whether the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires noncompetitive transfers as an accommodation has long divided the federal courts of appeal. And until the U.S. Supreme Court answers the question, employers are left with a mix of conflicting court rulings and federal guidance.
by Dinita L. James, Gonzalez Law, LLC It isn’t the best time for Sullivan Motor Co., a Mesa used-car dealership, to end up before the Arizona Civil Rights Division (ACRD) of the Arizona Attorney General’s (AG) Office on a charge that its treatment of a former salesman with terminal cancer violated the Arizona Civil Rights […]
Question: Is an employee eligible for FMLA to care for a 20 year-old daughter that lives with her and was in a bad accident?