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Disability Rights

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Can My Employer Make Me Wear a Mask at Work?

Lately, there’s been a lot of talk about President Biden’s new vaccine requirements for federal workers and many private employers. Given the effectiveness of coronavirus vaccines, it’s understandable that mandating their use is a logical next step in fighting the coronavirus pandemic. But given the difficulty many employers face in getting their employees vaccinated, it’s …

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ADA Protections and Long-Haul COVID: What You Should Know

The coronavirus has been around for a while and it seems like it’ll be around for a little while longer. Luckily, we have some effective vaccines. This means more people can survive a coronavirus infection and reduce the risk of it spreading. But the more people that survive the coronavirus, the more likely we’ll have …

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DOL Proposes New Antidiscrimination Rules Under the WIOA

On July 22, 2014, President Obama signed into law the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The WIOA is intended to help educate and train individuals and match up qualified and skilled workers with employers. To achieve these goals, the WIOA modified and superseded several other federal programs. Despite the WIOA updating existing laws and …

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Two Key Protections When You Lose Your Job or Wages Following Artificial Hip Failure

This is a guest post by Clay Hodges, a trial lawyer who specializes in products liability and personal injury law with the firm of Harris Sarratt & Hodges LLP in Raleigh, NC. He writes about failed medical devices and harmful drugs here. My clients have had to endure physical and emotional trauma when their artificial hip surgery fails. …

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Jury Awards $7.13 Million to Former L.A. Times Sports Writer Due to Age and Disability Discrimination

T.J. Simers was a sports reporter and columnist for the Los Angeles Times from 1990 to 2013, when he was constructively discharged. Over the years, he probably wrote about many home runs, but in a Los Angeles courtroom, it was Simers who hit a grand slam. The jury in his age and disability discrimination case …

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