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How to Prove EEO Disability Discrimination

Over the past decade, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has reported that discrimination and retaliation are the most common issues federal employees face. Federal laws prohibit discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, genetic information, and disability. If you believe your employer has discriminated against you because of your disability and want to file...

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Does a Reduced Work Schedule Qualify as a Reasonable Accommodation?

Federal employers must provide workers with reasonable accommodation if they have a qualifying disability. There are many accommodation options available, depending on the severity of the disability and other factors. For example, disabled employees can request telecommuting or work from home, and they can also request physical accommodations in the workplace. Another common request employees ask for is a...

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What Federal Employees Can Do If Their Reasonable Accommodation Request Is Denied

Federal employees are entitled to request a reasonable accommodation from their employer if they have a qualifying disability, thanks to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Unfortunately, employers sometimes do refuse valid requests for reasonable accommodations. Our nationwide federal employment law attorneys explain what you can do if your reasonable accommodation was denied. Interactive...

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COVID-19: ADA Employer Testing

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a wide range of challenges for workers across the country. One of the many concerns that federal ADA workers are having relates to COVID-19 testing rights. The EEOC issued updated guidance for employers who are considering screening and testing workers and job applicants. Our nationwide federal employee attorneys explain more about your rights in...

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Can ADA-Covered Employers Request Medical Information Due to COVID-19?

The Coronavirus outbreak has many employers taking on strict guidelines to help reduce the spread of the virus. Although federal employers can take necessary measures to ensure their employees are safe, employers should follow specific guidelines for ADA employees. Our federal employee disability lawyers explain what medical information employers can and can’t request during the COVID-19 pandemic. Medical Information...

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COVID-19 & Federal ADA Employees: Everything You Should Know

With the spread of COVID-19 on the rise, federal ADA employees need to stay up to date on their rights and ADA modifications. As a federal employee, you have certain rights and protections under the ADA. Our federal employment lawyers explain everything you should know about COVID-19 and ADA modifications to ensure that you know how to protect those...

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Accommodation for Disabled Government Employees

The Federal Government Sets the Standard for Treatment of Disabled Employees The United States Federal Government has made its intent to be the country’s model employer very clear in Section 10(c) of the Rehabilitation Act 29 CFR 1614.203 (specifically titled “Model Employer”), which says: “The Federal Government shall be a model employer of individuals with disabilities. Agencies shall give...

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