Category Archives: Disability

EEOC HIGHLIGHTS TWO REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION PRECEDENTS When an employee asked for a change in her work schedule because of her medical condition, but did not technically request a “reasonable accommodation” for a disability, the agency concluded it did not have … Continue reading

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SHORT, SWEET, AND UNQUESTIONABLY ILLEGAL When an VA employee asked for a reasonable accommodation, VA management moved the request very efficiently by providing a prompt denial and ending the discussion of the request. Short and sweet, but according to EEOC … Continue reading

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YOUR BOSS WANTS YOU BACK IN THE OFFICE — AN EMPLOYMENT LAW EXPERT EXPLAINS YOUR RIGHTS We are passing along an article from MarketWatch that has ideas to help employees who do not want to be ordered back into the … Continue reading

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WELL ISN’T THIS AN INTERESTING UNION COVID RESPONSE Some enterprising legal eagles in New York City just filed a class action lawsuit claiming that an employer must provide reasonable accommodations to employees at risk of catching COVID-19 at the job site.  Their … Continue reading

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ACCOMMODATING THE DISABLED ALMOST EVERY TIME IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH  Not long ago the Dept. of Defense tried to defend itself against an allegation that it had failed to provide a deaf employee a reasonable accommodation by pointing out that … Continue reading

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EEOC ISSUES NEW GUIDANCE ADDRESSING THE ADA, REHABILITATION ACT AND COVID-19 Union reps need to stay abreast of information like this that will determine whether and how they can help their members.

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THE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION SEARCH AREA How far must an agency search in seeking a position to which it can reassign an employee needing a reasonable accommodation?  Here is what EEOC said recently. “We emphasize that a federal agency’s obligation under … Continue reading

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WHEN AN EMPLOYEE’S CHILD IS DISABLED Pass Me On to Unit Members: What protection does an employee have when a child’s sickness requires that the parent stay home, but the parent does not have leave to do so? Can the … Continue reading

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THE RIGHT TO SERVICE ANIMALS IN THE WORKPLACE A well-respected law firm just sent a legal memo out to its clients giving them a good overview of the right of disabled employees to bring service animals to the office or … Continue reading

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THE ILLEGAL “100% HEALED” RULE Suppose your agency required employees to be 100% medically fit to do all aspects of the job before it would let them return from sick or FMLA leave.  This rule could apply to feds guarding … Continue reading

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