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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and Seeking Work Accommodations.

Posted October 2014 in Disability by Andrea C. Farney

National Disability Employment Awareness Month is held every October and is supported by the Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP).  When you have a disability... read more »

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Affording Equal Access to Justice: The lawyer's responsibility to clients with disabilities.

Posted May 2014 in Disability by Andrea C. Farney

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires attorneys to provide equal access to potential clients with disabilities.  This means a lawyer has a legal duty to take steps to remove barriers... read more »

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Addressing Race and Color Employment Discrimination: The Basics.

Posted February 2014 in Race Discrimination by Andrea C. Farney

Employers should not treat workers differently because of the worker’s race.  In some cases the unequal treatment can lead to a discrimination claim in court.  Title VII of the Civil R... read more »

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Remain eligible for unemployment compensation: Don't call your boss a liar.

Posted January 2014 in Unemployment Compensation by Andrea C. Farney

When your boss tells you something untrue about your job performance you should be careful how you respond or you might jeopardize your unemployment compensation.  It is natural to be upset, espe... read more »

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Inability to drive your own car may not disqualify you from unemployment compensation

Posted October 2013 in Unemployment Compensation by Andrea C. Farney

An employer can require a worker to have their own transportation for a job, but the worker will not be denied unemployment compensation if she made reasonable efforts to maintain the car and could no... read more »

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Schools not constitutionally required to stop bullying

Posted August 2013 in Civil Rights by Andrea C. Farney

At the end of the 2013 school year the Third Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision closing the door on using the U.S. Constitution to protect children from school bullying.  In Morrow v. Bal... read more »

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New EEOC Information for Employees with Cancer, Diabetes, Epilepsy and Intellectual Disabilities

Posted May 2013 in Disability by Andrea C. Farney

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) helps protect the rights of workers with qualifying disabilities. First passed in 1990, the ADA prohibits certain employers from depriving a person with a dis... read more »

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Racial profiling is unconstitutional and ineffective police work.

Posted March 2013 in Civil Rights by Andrea C. Farney

When a police officer targets an individual because of the color of their skin, i.e. “racial profiling,” that officer violates the individual’s Fourteenth Amendment right.  Such... read more »

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First Amendment protects citizen's right to videotape police officers.

Posted January 2013 in Civil Rights by Andrea C. Farney

Remember how crucial the Rodney King videotape was in the prosecution of the LA police officers who beat up Mr. King?  But for the private citizen’s catching the officer’s actions on ... read more »

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Posted October 2012 in Disability by Andrea C. Farney

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), held each October, is a national campaign sponsored by the Office of Disability Employment Policy of the U.S. Department of Labor.  The pur... read more »

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Take Note: What you say when you call off of work does matter if you want Family Medical Leave Act Protection

Posted August 2012 in Family Medical Leave by Andrea C. Farney

Give your employer sufficient detail concerning a serious health condition and the need for you to care for your family member.  That’s the takeaway from Lichtenstein v. University of Pitts... read more »

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You might have a federal case when a public employee discloses private things about you

Posted June 2012 in Civil Rights by Andrea C. Farney

The U.S. Supreme Court has found certain constitutional “zones of privacy” that are rooted in the Fourteenth Amendment.  The first privacy interest is the “individual interest i... read more »

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