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July 20, 2017

A new case out of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC), the highest state court, looks at whether a woman who had a valid prescription for medical marijuana, but failed her employer's drug test due to it and was fired as a result, could sustain a claim for handicap discrimination. The SJC held she could.

As explained by the SJC: 

[T]he plaintiff, Cristina Barbuto, was offered an entry-level po...

December 20, 2016

"The federal employment discrimination laws depend on the willingness of employees and applicants to challenge discrimination without fear of punishment. Individuals rely on the statutory prohibitions against retaliation, also known as "reprisal," when they complain to an employer about an alleged equal employment opportunity (EEO) violation, provide information as a witness in a company or agency inv...

December 5, 2016

As part of a series of how we as a country have decided to treat employees with serious medical issues, I include below the Congressional findings and purposes behind the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

I like explaining the purposes of laws to clients. I find they always agree, and they also appreciate that their lawmakers "get it." 

I also l...

July 25, 2016

To begin, you're not alone. National Public Radio, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health recently released a study about American workers’ perceptions of their health problems, experiences, issues, and challenges at work.  The researchers interviewed 1,601 employees. Overall, some 43 percent of them told researchers they believed their job negatively affec...

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