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Accessibility and the ADA

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits employers from discriminating against potential job applicants or current employees in all aspects of employment, including hiring, firing, promotions, discipline, and job advancement. The ADA also prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who complain about being discriminated against. The ADA applies to private employers with at least 15 employees. In addition, the ADA also applies to state and local governments. Federal employees are protected by the ADA's nondiscrimination standards under section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act. 

Pregnant women often experience discrimination in the workplace

Pregnant women all over the country routinely experience discrimination while at work, and while some instances are overt, others are not as easy to recognize. Employers have certain legal obligations to expectant mothers in their workforces as outlined by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. When a pregnant woman's rights are infringed upon, an employer may be held accountable. Discrimination against pregnant women in the workplace may happen if the employer:

Mandatory Vaccinations & Religious Objections

According to the Centers for Disease Control ("CDC"), influenza (flu) viruses are most common during the fall and winter. The CDC notes that the timing and duration of flu seasons can vary, but flu activity often begins to increase in October, with flu activity peaking between December and February. Flu activity can last as late as May. Many employers have mandatory flu vaccination policies. But, what if you have religious objections to a flu vaccination?

Jacobson & Rooks LLC Petition the US Supreme Court

On November 1, 2016, Jared A. Jacobson, Esq., and Alexander F. Chasan, Esq. of the Law Firm of Jacobson & Rooks, LLC filed a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari ("Petition") with the Supreme Court of the United States ("SCOTUS") in the matter of Leigh Ann Harris v. The Vanguard Group, Inc.

Pregnant workers have rights against discrimination

congratulations from your co-workers and your manager. But that is not the case for others - there are still women today that fear they will lose their jobs due to pregnancy. For this reason it is imperative for women who are or may become pregnant to be aware of their rights as a working woman.

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