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Bricker & Eckler LLP | USA | 25 Nov 2014

Mortgage lenders warned: don’t discriminate against borrowers on Social Security disability

There are more than 15 million people who receive Social Security disability income each year, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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Bricker & Eckler LLP | USA | 1 Sep 2011

When workers’ compensation and disabilities laws collide blind reliance on a workers’ comp order can violate the ADA, Sixth Circuit holds

The legal worlds of workers’ compensation law and the laws against disability discrimination sometimes collide and leave employers with difficult decisions about how to comply with each.

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Bricker & Eckler LLP | USA | 28 Jul 2011

Could this be you? Summarily terminating an employee with a disability after 12 weeks of family and medical leave

Recently, we worked with a client who was considering terminating an employee with autoimmune disease who had exhausted his 12 weeks of Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave.

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Bricker & Eckler LLP | USA | 19 Jul 2011

Sixth Circuit rejects associational ADA discrimination claim

In a case of first impression, the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (which covers Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, and Tennessee), in Stansberry v. Air Wisconsin Airlines, recently affirmed the dismissal of a former employee’s claim that he was unlawfully terminated due to his wife’s disability.

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Bricker & Eckler LLP | USA | 2 Jun 2011

New regulations help explain the new Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued its long-awaited final regulations interpreting the 2009 Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA).

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Bricker & Eckler LLP | USA | 2 Jun 2011

Notices Ohio employers are required to post

The following is a checklist of the employment law notices that most Ohio employers are required to post under applicable Ohio and federal law.

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Bricker & Eckler LLP | USA | 23 May 2011

Employers should insert GINA’s safe harbor language into FMLA and other applicable leave policies and forms

The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) prohibits employers and other covered entities from discriminating based on genetic information.

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Bricker & Eckler LLP | USA | 5 Apr 2011

Could this be you? Requiring injuredill employee to be "100" before returning to work

A client recently called about an employee complaining that she was ready to return to work but was not being permitted to do so.

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Bricker & Eckler LLP | USA | 25 Feb 2011

Requiring doctor’s note upon return from medical leave or restricted duty did not violate federal disability law

This week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (encompassing Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, and Tennessee) handed the City of Columbus, Ohio, a victory in a battle with employees over the City’s requirement that employees submit a doctor’s note disclosing the “nature” of their illness upon their return to work from sick leave or restricted duty.

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Bricker & Eckler LLP | USA | 14 Dec 2010

What has the EEOC’s attention?

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") has several enforcement areas on its radar screen.

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