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

    … asserted in the termination meeting that she took a bag of chips because she mistakenly thought her sister left them for her, and did not commit theft. Denying Staples’ motion for summary judgment, the Court held there was sufficient evidence of discriminatory intent to round out the employee’s prima facie case and to raise triable issues on pretext…

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  • SCOTUS Denies Certiorari in Binderup/Suarez

    … firearms disability. I previously reviewed the Third Circuit’s decision in this blog article. If you are prohibited as a result of a misdemeanor conviction, contact Firearms Industry Consulting Group, a division of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., to help you restore your Second Amendment Rights. Firearms Industry Consulting Group® (FICG®) is a registered trademark and division of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., with rights and permissions granted to Prince Law Offices, P.C. to use in this article. …

    Joshua Prince/ Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 15 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

    … for being late on four occasions. Commencing late 2002, the employer made several attempts to arrange counselling for the Plaintiff as it became very concerned about his health and well-being. Finally, in October 2003, the Plaintiff was given a warning letter, which stated in part: “… your private life has been interfering with the effective…

    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…

    www.kcarplaw.com- 10 readers -
  • What is a hostile work environment?

    …), disability or genetic information. Harassment becomes unlawful where 1) enduring the offensive conduct becomes a condition of continued employment, or 2) the conduct is severe or pervasive enough to create a work environment that a reasonable person would consider intimidating, hostile, or abusive. Essentially, harassment occurs when a person…

    Mike Ivancie/ Ivancie Law- 46 readers -
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