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United Airlines’ recent approach to disabled workers’ rights does not fly . . .

While all people encounter challenges in their lives, those who are disabled face difficulties others cannot imagine. Fortunately, individuals with disabilities now have specific legal protections in the workplace. When a disabled person believes s/he is being discriminated against in the workplace, legal action may follow. A successful claim against United Airlines illustrates the point

$240 million verdict in stunning disability discrimination case

On Wednesday, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced that is has secured the largest jury verdict in the agency’s history. The $240 million verdict stems from a disability discrimination and abuse case involving a turkey company. While this is an important accomplishment for the EEOC, it is bittersweet as it is a reminder that

Dillard’s settles class action medical leave lawsuit

When an employee takes a leave from work due to a medical issue, certain federal and New Jersey state employment rights kick in. Under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, for example, most employers are required to provide employees with up to 12 weeks of leave due to illness, pregnancy or adoption, or the need

Disabled applicant wins settlement in hiring discrimination case

The Americans with Disabilities Act protects disabled workers in New Jersey and around the country from discrimination in the workplace. If otherwise qualified for the position, disabled persons have the right to receive equal treatment from employers in the application and hiring process, in decisions regarding promotion and compensation, and in issues related to termination.

Lawsuit alleging violations of ADA settled by Wal-Mart

According to one attorney for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a number of employers around the country may not be entirely aware of congressional additions to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Federal regulations have made clear, said the attorney, that many disabilities come within the circumference of the ADA. One of those disabilities is

New Jersey settles employee’s disability discrimination claims

A woman had worked as a teacher’s aide in a New Jersey school district for four years when she was informed by letter that she would not be rehired the following year. The letter did not provide any reason why she should not continue in her current position. There was no mention of poor performance,

Woman wins appeal in disability discrimination lawsuit

The Americans with Disabilities Act prevents employers in New Jersey and around the country from discriminating against persons with disabilities. This covers not only instances of wrongful termination, but also discrimination in the hiring process. One woman who was refused employment because of her disability has found vindication through the legal system after the trial

EEOC sees its largest number of workplace discrimination claims

Learn about what rights you have and what you can do if you face workplace discrimination based on age, sex, religion, or disability.

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Man with epilepsy wins in disability discrimination suit

Job applicants in New Jersey have a right to expect that employers will objectively view their qualifications without regard to certain personal characteristics, such as gender, race or disability. Regrettably, employers do engage in discriminatory practices by refusing to hire applicants based on factors other than their ability to do the job well. Federal and

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