Disability is the consequence of an impairment that may be physical, cognitive, mental, sensory, emotional, developmental, or some combination of these. A disability may be present from birth, or occur during a person's lifetime.Disabilities is an umbrella term, covering impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. An impairment is a problem in body function or structure; an activity limitation is a difficulty encountered by an individual in executing a task or action; while a participation restriction is a problem experienced by an individual in involvement in life situations.
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  • Court finds employer’s business judgment is BS

    … because of her disability, or whether it fired her for stealing a bag of potato chips. The plaintiff was diagnosed with several medical conditions that restricted her from lifting over ten pounds, raising and reaching her arms above her shoulders, turning and twisting her neck, operating electric machinery, and performing repetitive motions. She was put…

    Lamberton Law Firm, LLC- 13 readers -
  • SCOTUS Denies Certiorari in Binderup/Suarez

    … Today, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the U.S. Government’s request for appeal in the combined cases of Attorney General Sessions v. Binerup and Suarez, leaving in place the District Court and Third Circuit decisions holding that an individual can successfully bring a Second Amendment as-applied challenge to a non-violent misdemeanor…

    Joshua Prince/ Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 16 readers -
  • What is a Disability: Guidance for the Workplace

    … As an employer, you’re committed to creating a workplace free from discrimination. You understand the scope and purpose of Canadian human rights laws, and you have policies and processes in place to enable tolerant and respectful employment relationships. But for even the most diligent business owners, there can still be questions about how…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 30 readers -
  • Disclosing disability after hiring engages legal rights: AdvocateDaily.com

    … Disclosing disability after hiring engages legal rights AdvocateDaily.com While it may not be prudent to disclose a disability during the job application process, it is essential to let the employer know after you are hired, in order to ensure accommodation, Vancouver employment lawyer Richard Johnson writes in the Spring 2016 issue of Transition Magazine. Read the full article here. Share with others The post Disclosing disability after hiring engages legal rights: AdvocateDaily.com appeared first on . …

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 15 readers -
  • Employer short on direct threat defense

    ….” Lowe v. Ala. Power Co., 244 F.3d 1305, 1308 (11th Cir. 2001). An employer may not rely upon the recommendation of a physician who conducts a cursory examination and bases his opinion at least in part on a general assumption that all patients with the same disability have the same limitations. Lowe, 244 F.3d at 1309 (denying summary judgment where…

    Lamberton Law Firm, LLC- 9 readers -
  • Firing for Cause: Disciplinary Action and Timely Warnings

    … By Heather Hettiarachchi, Lawyer. Employers know that firing or disciplining an employee for just cause is not easy, particularly where the alleged cause is poor performance. This is because the employer has to document the problem or problems, provide warnings and prove that the employee clearly understood that his/her job was on the line if he…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 11 readers -
  • How Can I Prove Constructive Discharge in an Unemployment Case?

    … If you voluntarily lose your job, you generally will not be eligible to receive unemployment benefits. This is because the unemployment compensation system is in place to help individuals who have lost their job through no fault of their own. In some instances, however, you may be able to receive benefits if you quit your job due to certain…

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