Posts Categorized: Disability Discrimination

Employers Not Always Required to Maintain Pre-Disability Status

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Last updated Aug. 31, 2017. Under certain circumstances, employers are not required to maintain a disabled employee’s compensation or job status at their pre-disability level if they are to become disabled. So ruled the court in Jones v. Aluminum Shapes, Inc. This 2001 decision clarifies the “reasonable accommodation” requirement of the New Jersey Law Against… Read more »

FMLA More Than 12 Weeks? Here’s What to Know

Last updated April 21, 2017. Illness happens to nearly all of us — or to our spouses, children, or parents — over the course of our working lives. Further, some conditions like cancer, heart disease, and depression are recurring and necessitate a series of temporary medical leaves. Fortunately, the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (the… Read more »

Mental Illness Discrimination in the NJ Workplace: Your Rights

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Last updated July 27, 2017. Mental illness strikes many people at some point in their working lives. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, some 6.7 percent of adult Americans suffer a major depressive episode within a given year, while a staggering 18 percent suffer from an anxiety disorder within a given year. These… Read more »