Category: ADA

COVID-19: Do You Have to Return to Work? Legal Rights on Concerns About Returning to Work

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Businesses throughout the country are beginning to reopen. While many people who may have experienced layoffs or reduced hours anxiously await returning to work, this poses a grave concern for employees who, because of a medical condition, are at high risk should they become ill with COVID-19. Can you be forced to return to work, even if you don’t feel safe doing so? What kinds of legal protections are available to you in this situation? Your Ohio Employment Attorney breaks down what you need to know about your right to request a Reasonable Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Can My Employer Use My History of Drug Addiction Against Me?

Has an employer refused to hire you, fired you, or otherwise discriminated against you based on your current or past alcohol or drug addiction? You may be protected from discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Your Columbus, Ohio employment attorney breaks down what you need to know about the ADA’s protection against discrimination for current or past drug addiction.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Your Employment

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Coronavirus/Covid-19 and Your Employment: A pandemic is upon us and even the doubters are realizing that the Coronavirus aka COVID-19 is going to have a dramatic impact on our health, our daily lives, and our employment.  With all the drastic measures being taken by local, state, and federal government, it is important for you to know what your rights are as an employee in this unprecedented time. Because the actions of government and lawmakers are rapidly changing, we will keep this article updated as the changes go into effect.

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Is job reassignment a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?

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If you cannot perform your job due to a disability, and you request to be reassigned to a job you are able to perform as an ADA accommodation, can your employer make you compete for this open position with other job applicants? This likely depends on where you live. Our Columbus, Ohio ADA Disability attorneys provide a full analysis of this issue and the current divide among the  U.S. federal courts. 

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Morrissey v. Laurel Health Care Company: Sixth Circuit Issues Favorable Opinion on Employee’s ADA Failure to Accommodate Claim

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Earlier this month (December 3, 2019), the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a favorable opinion for employee rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In Morrissey v. Laurel Health Care Company, the plaintiff was a licensed practical nurse that was forced to quit her job because her employer would not accommodate her work restrictions, which included a reduced or modified work schedule. The employer had a policy that denied accommodations and work restrictions unless they were due to a work related injury. Our Columbus ADA Disability attorneys provide a full analysis in this article.

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What is a “Reasonable Accommodation” Under the ADA?

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What types of accommodations are individuals able to request so that that they can perform their job despite a medical condition?  The answer is not as straightforward as you might expect.  The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or the ADA, is one of the most complex employment laws. Our Ohio ADA Lawyers walk you through reasonable accommodations under the ADA. Continue reading “What is a “Reasonable Accommodation” Under the ADA?”

Mansell Law Recognized by U.S. News as Best Law Firms in America

Mansell Law has been recognized by U.S. News and Best Lawyers as “Best Law Firms in America” in two categories: Employment Law – Individuals; and, Litigation – Labor and employment. See Our Listing.  To obtain this ranking, there is a rigorous process that includes peer review, client review, and an independent analysis of the law firm. For more information on the process, visit U.S. News.

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Are you protected from discrimination if someone you care for has a disability?

I informed my employer that I am the primary caregiver for a person with a disability, and then I was fired. Is this legal?

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of disability. In addition to protecting employees from discrimination based on the employee’s own disability, the ADA also has an “association” provision that protects employees from discrimination based on their known relationship or association with a disabled person. This association provision applies regardless of whether the employee themselves is disabled.

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