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When Do You Have to Inform Your Employer About Your Disability?

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For individuals suffering from physical or mental disability, maintaining employment and reaching full potential can be challenging. Employers and coworkers may be apathetic about the unique problems that disabled employees have in the workplace. Disabled employees may even face accusations that they are exaggerating their issues to evade job responsibilities. Because disclosing a disability risks…..Read More »

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What Makes a Workplace ADA-Compliant?

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (signed in 1990, amended in 2008) is an important piece of legislation with far-reaching implications for employers and employees alike. There is no doubt that it has played—and continues to play—a fundamental role in protecting the rights of disabled persons who have traditionally been disfavored by the employment market. Under…..Read More »

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Should Religion Be an Excuse for Carrying Daggers?

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Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 provides employees with a generous array of protections when it comes to religious expression and observance in the office. It forbids harassment or discrimination based on religion, such as denial of promotions. It also requires employers to ensure that “reasonable accommodations” are made with respect to…..Read More »

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What Is Meant by “Reasonable Accommodations” for Employees?

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One of the crucial elements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the requirement it imposes on employers to provide workers with “reasonable accommodations” for mental or physical disability. This means that companies may need to make modifications to the work environment and/or employee responsibilities for employees who have one or more medical conditions…..Read More »

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Workplace Rights You Think You Have—But You Don’t

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As a nation, Americans love to talk about their right to do just about whatever they please. We go where we want to go, say what we want to say, wear what we want to wear—and anyone who contradicts us on this topic is likely to receive an earful. It’s only natural to assume that…..Read More »

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Employees and Religious Holidays

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As we make our way through the calendar year, a number of holidays come into play – not all of which are of equal importance to everyone. How many of us give a thought to our military on Veterans Day? Religious holidays do tend to command our attention, however, and this is true of the…..Read More »

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What You Need to Know About Paid Leave

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Most people pride themselves on being reasonably productive as employees, whether they work at a coffee shop or a Fortune 500 company. Yet, no matter how dedicated we may be to our jobs, life sometimes gets in the way of working a full 40-hour week. We may get sick, get summoned for jury duty, or…..Read More »

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Paternity Leave and the Options for Dads

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The birth of a child is a major event in a couple’s life. It’s only natural that the arrival of a child often leads parents to reevaluate their priorities—there’s a brand-new individual on the block they need to worry about. Understandably, many parents prefer to spend some quality time with their child during the first…..Read More »

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Signs of Ageism

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Older workers can offer a wealth of skills and knowledge to the contemporary workplace. In general, they’re more experienced and more emotionally mature than their younger counterparts. They’ve been through a lot over the years, and they’re often quite adept at avoiding or resolving interpersonal conflicts that can entangle Millennials. Not everyone sees it that…..Read More »

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The History of Women & Equality in the Workplace

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Contrary to widespread belief, women have been employed outside the home well before the advent of modern times. It is true, however, that the scope of their employment has been subject to dramatic changes over the centuries. Often, the progress made by one generation was scaled back in the next, only to undergo a resurgence…..Read More »

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