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  • The Americans With Disabilities Act Turns 30
    The Americans With Disabilities Act Turns 30

    This year marks the 30 th anniversary of a major milestone in our nation’s history – the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“the “ADA”). Banning discrimination on the basis of disability ...

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  • New York City Appeals Court Confirms That Employers Must Engage in Rigorous Interactive Process
    New York City Appeals Court Confirms That Employers Must Engage in Rigorous Interactive Process

    When an employee faces challenges due to a disability, the law requires that the employer engage in an “interactive process” to find a way to accommodate that disability. The First Department, an ...

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  • Disability Discrimination and COVID-19
    Disability Discrimination and COVID-19

    Disability discrimination is prohibited by the New York State and City Human Rights Laws as well as the federal Americans With Disabilities Act (“ADA”). Disability discrimination occurs when an ...

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  • Are Disabilities and Serious Health Conditions the Same Thing?
    Are Disabilities and Serious Health Conditions the Same Thing?

    Are Disabilities and Serious Health Conditions the Same Thing? Unraveling federal regulations that govern medical issues If you’re uncertain of your rights regarding disabilities, injuries, and ...

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  • Can a Company Refuse to Hire a Recovering Drug Addict?
    Can a Company Refuse to Hire a Recovering Drug Addict?

    Can a Company Refuse to Hire a Recovering Drug Addict? What the Americans with Disabilities Act says about drug addiction There’s no lawful reason a company would ever be required to hire someone who ...

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  • Female Workers Awarded Nearly $1 Million in Pregnancy and Disability Discrimination Settlement
    Female Workers Awarded Nearly $1 Million in Pregnancy and Disability Discrimination Settlement

    Female Workers Awarded Nearly $1 Million in Pregnancy and Disability Discrimination Settlement Women claim they were treated unfairly due to pregnancies "Aren't you ever going to quit having kids?" ...

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