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Blog Posts in February, 2012

  • Wrongfully Terminated Veterans Administration Employee Gets Job Back

    In an exciting precedent-setting victory, The Law Office of Eric L. Pines, PLLC has successfully helped a Veterans Administration employee get her job back after being wrongfully terminated for using leave for the birth of her child and to care for her autistic and blind children. The VA had relied upon esoteric legalistic arguments to say that because the employee worked in the Canteen Service, ...
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  • Does the Federal Government Consider Me Disabled? : Part II

    Rehabilitation Act – ADA In the Does the Federal Government Consider Me Disabled (Part I)? we laid out the definitions of disabled under the Rehabilitation Act. In this post we will focus on what those definitions mean in the real world. Interestingly, the ADA was recently amended by what is called the ADAAA in 2009. This amendment has made the practical reality of what it takes to be considered ...
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  • I am a Federal Employee with a Medical Condition - Am I considered "Disabled"?

    Federal reasonable accommodation attorney Eric Pines discusses whether you are disabled as a federal employee with a medical condition. As a federal reasonable accommodation lawyer and advocate, this question has often perplexed me. Why is this question so difficult? I mean- either I have a disability or not, right? This is a question that comes up all too often for a federal employee and his or ...
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