Disability Discrimination

The Impact of Drug or Alcohol Abuse on Government Disability Cases

by Brad January 7, 2014 Blawg

(US law) Drug or alcohol use can potentially impact the outcome of a social security claim and will be determined by the Social Security Administration (SSA). A professional social security doctor or advocacy professional is recommended to explore individual claimants cases further. Contributing Factor? The Social Security Administration is required to evaluate whether or not an individual’s substance […]

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Avoiding the Most Common Business Lawsuits

by edralyn July 23, 2013 Age Discrimination

These days, most small business owners understand the danger of lawsuits from the time their company is just an idea to the time it’s an office full of hundreds of employees. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, one out of every three small business is threatened or served with legal action every year. Two […]

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Pennsylvania Man Says He Was Fired from Job Due to his Medical Condition

by Bisnar Chase March 29, 2013 Disability Discrimination

A Pennsylvania man, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, has filed a lawsuit against Akorn Inc. a multinational pharmaceutical company for allegedly firing him because of his medical condition. The Star-Ledger reports that Mark Stahmann, 57, filed a lawsuit against his employer alleging that he was fired merely four days after he notified the company […]

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Disability Denial: Our Family’s Story

by RyanD December 5, 2012 Disability Discrimination

I still remember the day my husband came home from work with exciting news. He had been offered a promotion. He hadn’t hesitated to accept the offer of more money than he’d ever made before. It wasn’t even hard work, he said. The last three guys had quit because of the stink, he said. But […]

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Suffering in silence?

by Thompsons Solicitors November 15, 2012 Age Discrimination

Not many people will have noticed, but an important case was decided last week in England regarding the rights of older and disabled people to receive services, such as care homes and day centres, appropriate to their needs from public authorities. The judge found that when planning their services (including their budgets), public authorities like […]

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Proving disability in a discrimination claim

by Direct 2 Lawyers November 12, 2012 Disability Discrimination

If you’ve submitted a disability discrimination claim to the Employment Tribunal then, in order to succeed, you will need to show that you’re disabled. This may seem like a trite statement but it is one of the most important ‘hurdles’ to clear in a discrimination claim. Sometimes the Respondent will accept that you have a […]

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Are they any future legal developments in the area of disability discrimination?

by ContactLaw November 18, 2011 Disability Discrimination

In order to understand what legal developments have occurred in disability discrimination it is advisable to know the basics of the law surrounding this topic.  The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) is the main piece of legislation that makes it unlawful to discriminate against a disabled person in their terms of employment, promotion opportunities, dismissal, […]

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5 Reasons to Guest Blawg

by Legal Author September 13, 2011 Accident Claims

A key component of blogging, guest blogging is, as the term suggests, where a blogger writes as a guest on another blogger’s blog. While this may be obvious, it may not be apparent to some why guest blogging can be useful. Here are 5 reasons why you may wish to increase your own or your […]

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