Category Archives: Americans with Disabilites Act

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Making “Reasonable Accommodations” for Florida Employees Under the ADA

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Every Florida employer needs to be mindful of their duties and responsibilities under federal and state employment discrimination laws. For example, under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) a business may face EEOC charges or a private lawsuit if they fail to make “reasonable accommodation” for an employee’s documented physical or mental impairment. But… Read More »

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Workplace

The Stress of It All: ADA Stressful Workplace Claims

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

There is no dispute that work can be stressful. But when does the stress of the job become so severe that it may qualify you to make a request for a reasonable accommodation under disability law, including Americans With Disabilities Act as Amended (ADA) accommodations from your employer? If the stress comes from the… Read More »

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ADA Title III Claims and Website Accessibility

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

You might know that Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects people from disability discrimination in places of public accommodation. For employers who have physical structures in which their businesses are based, it is clear how Title III applies to those spaces. However, what has not been so clear in recent… Read More »

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Discrimination

The Laws of Disability Accommodations for Lawyers: What are your rights in the workplace?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

A disability can affect anyone – and lawyers are no exceptions. Recently, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) issued a helpful fact sheet that addresses frequently asked questions about practicing lawyers and disability accommodations at work. So, what do you need to know? Understanding What a “Reasonable Accommodation” Can Include First, it is important… Read More »

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Wellness

The New 2017 EEOC Wellness Rules: What You Need to Know

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

By now, most Americans have heard the buzz about new wellness plans in the workplace. If your employer has not enacted a wellness plan – they may be in the minority. With the rise of wellness plans in the workplace, the Equal Employment Opportunites Commission (EEOC) has issued new guidelines for how employers should… Read More »

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University students rights under disability and discrimination laws: What you need to know

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Living with a disability can be a challenge, but thanks to federal and state laws – your disability does not have to stand in the way of getting a higher education. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, which was amended (and expanded) in 2008 through the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA),… Read More »

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A Hairy Question: Service Animals in the Workplace and the Law

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Advancements in animal training and alternative medical treatments mean that animals today can be much more than just pets. Service animals in today’s society can provide medical assistance for many types of human disabilities and medical conditions. An employer or business owner’s failure to accommodate these service animals in the workplace in accordance with… Read More »

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