Category Archives: EEO/Disabilities

A FEDS’ RIGHT TO BE REASSIGNED Federal employees do not have many rights in law or regulation to demand a reassignment, which means that unions can do a lot of good at the bargaining table boosting those rights through collective … Continue reading

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ARE THE DISABLED ENTITLED TO REASSIGNMENTS? We have kept an eye on what the EEOC and courts are doing with the right of a disabled employee to demand a reassignment to an open position as a reasonable accommodation. EEOC has … Continue reading

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IRS TORMENTS DIABETIC EMPLOYEE It is hard to imagine that a diabetic employee can still be treated this badly in the 21st century, but maybe the Miami IRS office stopped tracking time somewhere in the 1930s. In any event, a … Continue reading

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WHEN EMPLOYEES HAVE SEIZURES Whether a fed’s job involves driving, operating equipment or enforcing the law, seizures create serious, if not life-threatening, risks for the employee, co-workers, employer and public. So, what choice does an employer have when an employee … Continue reading

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HANDLING INTERMITTENT, UNPREDICTABLE LEAVE REQUESTS AFTER FMLA ENDS Our fellow bloggers at FMLA Insights just published some advice for handling those situations where a chronically sick employees runs out of FMLA leave.  It is a good piece for any union … Continue reading

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ASPERGER’S SYNDROME, THE INABILITY TO INTERACT WITH OTHERS & ADA        Some of us are shy, some are introverts, some of us have Asperger’s Syndrome and some of us have other conditions interfering with our ability to interact with others in … Continue reading

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THE ADA AND TELEWORK A federal circuit court just issued a decision undercutting the right of employees to ask for telework as a “reasonable accommodation” for a disability.  But it is not as bad for disabled employees as a lot … Continue reading

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FORCING AGENCIES TO RESTRUCTURE JOBS The labor law gives management the right to assign duties to a position, which totally prevents a union from proposing that the job be restructured for any purpose, e.g., greater efficiency, upward mobility, or even … Continue reading

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NAVY DELAY TOSSES $300,000 OVERBOARD These stories just keep on coming thanks to less-than-stellar agency efforts to provide reasonable accommodations–and employees willing to stand up for themselves.  EEOC just issued a new decision ordering the Department of the Navy to … Continue reading

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CAN THE UNION  GET THIS EMPLOYEE COMPENSATED? Imagine an employee walks into the union office asking for help because she believes her manager has retaliated against her for filing an EEO discrimination race, age and disability charge.  She tells you … Continue reading

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