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Employer responsibilities to blind employees under ADA

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, employers are prohibited from discriminating against employees who have a disability. An individual is considered to have a disability if they suffer from an impairment that greatly limits a major life activity or have a history of suffering from at least a single impairment that substantially limits a major life activity.

What should Louisianans know about reasonable accommodations?

The Americans with Disabilities Act was enacted by Congress to protect employees in Louisiana and across the nation from being discriminated against because of any disabilities that they may have that do not hinder them from performing a job just as capably as someone without the same disability.

Employment litigation: Sony sued for violating ADA

Louisiana residents are likely familiar with Sony's recent problems. However, Sony is in the news again, but this time, it has nothing to do with North Korea. It appears that the electronics and entertainment monolith has agreed to pay $85,000 in a lawsuit that was filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

What employers should know about ADA litigation

The federal agency that is tasked with the enforcement of laws prohibiting discrimination in the workplace is the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Since its inception, this agency has been entrusted with handling any and all litigation that is alleged to stem from employers infringing on their employees' rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Can I give prospective employees a medical exam?

Generally speaking, under the Americans with Disabilities Act, an employer cannot require a prospective job applicant to take a medical exam or inquire about an applicant's disability, the nature of said applicant's disability or the degree or severity of their disability. They may however make any pre-employment inquiries into the capability of a prospective applicant in performing any job related functions unless the necessity of such a medical examination can be shown to be reasonably job related and is consistent with the job requirements.

Employment law: employee rights, employer responsibilities

Whether it is seasonal, temporary, part-time or full-time employment, most people at some point in their lives have held a job and either completed a written job application and/or undergone an interview process. We have all been there. However, how many people actually understand and know of their rights in an employment setting? Here is a quick overview of employment law, employee rights and employer responsibilities.

Can employers require a medical evaluation following FMLA leave?

At some point in their career, an individual may need to use the Family Medical Leave Act. Typically, before FMLA is approved, an employer requires an employee to produce medical proof or certification that the leave is necessary. However, when it is time for an employee to return to their job from FMLA leave, can an employer require a post-FMLA medical evaluation to make sure that the employee is able to perform their assigned duties?

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