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Social Security Disability – New Changes Make Disability More Difficult

Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”), the two federal disability benefit programs, saw a lot of changes in 2017.

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Telecommuting May Be A Reasonable Accommodation

In Mosby-Meacham v. Memphis Light & Gas, the plaintiff worked as an in-house lawyer for about seven years, became pregnant and unfortunately suffered from a medical condition that, although treatable, put herself and her unborn child at risk. Following doctor orders, she asked to work from home for 10 weeks until the baby was born, but the employer denied her request, claiming that telecommuting from home would not allow her to perform the essential functions of the job.

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Employers Cannot Escape Discrimination Against Drivers Based On Revocation Of DOT Card

In 2016, Lebau & Neuworth filed a complaint on behalf of a driver who was fired after the employer’s doctor revoked the driver’s U.S. Department of Transportation card after he suffered a stroke. All of the driver’s treating doctors cleared the driver to return to work and to drive trucks, but that did not stop the employer’s doctor, who was not a stroke specialist or certified in occupational medicine, from concluding that the driver was still not fit to drive.

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People with Disabilities will ALWAYS Matter – and Have Legal Rights

Change under any new presidential administration can be frightening, especially for people with special needs. But for one particular New York Times contributor who happens to be a woman AND physically disabled, the removal of the Disabilities section of the White House website has her downright terrified.

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