Employees who have serious health conditions might be covered under two federal laws, including the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Understanding the types of protection these two laws provide and the types of employers that are covered by them is important when you have suffered a serious
Millions of workers in the U.S. have lost their jobs because of the COVID-19 pandemic. While many will find new jobs or be rehired over the next few months, some will not get their jobs back because of having mental or physical impairments that make them less competitive. These people may have a difficult time
If you lose your job in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, you may be eligible for unemployment benefits if your job loss was not your fault. Unemployment benefits can provide a financial safety net when you are not terminated for cause and are looking for a new job. For example, if you lose your job because
While employers are allowed to fire most workers in New Jersey or Pennsylvania at any time and for nearly any reason or no reason at all, there are some exceptions to this rule. Employers cannot terminate workers for discriminatory reasons based on their protected statuses. They also cannot fire workers to retaliate against them for
If you were recently fired by your employer, you might question whether your employer had the legal right to terminate your employment. In some cases, employers fire workers for illegal reasons or in violation of employment contracts. If you believe that you were fired illegally, the employment attorneys at Swartz Swidler can help you to
The statute of limitations refers to the time period someone has to file a claim from the triggering event that gives rise to that claim. Filing a lawsuit during the statute of limitation time period, which can range anywhere from two to fifteen years depending upon the claim and the applicable law, is a very
Over the fast few years, an increasing number of disability discrimination claims have been filed. These types of cases may involve complex issues that can involve such things as pregnancy and workers’ compensation. It is important for you to understand your rights and how you can prove that you were targeted for unlawful disability discrimination.
Millions of people in the U.S. who have mental health issues are able to live happy and successful lives. However, people whose mental health conditions are severe may have difficulty in meeting their basic needs, including finding and keeping jobs. Most employers in the private sector employee people on an at-will basis. This means that
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, as many as one-fifth of people in the U.S. will suffer from a psychiatric disability at some point during their lives. The prevalence of mental health issues means that it is important for employers to address the needs of workers who are suffering from mental health issues.
A Florida resident filed suit against a New York City-based firm claiming violation of employment law in a 2012 series of alleged actions that he claims were orchestrated in retaliation for him being a recovering alcoholic. Plaintiff of Pompano Beach, Fla., sued Computer Generated Solutions in the U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania on July