Maryland Federal Court Reinforces View Regarding Disability Accommodations in Employment

In Townes v. Md. Dep’t of Juvenile Svcs., the plaintiff alleged that her employer, the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services, violated her rights under the Maryland Fair Employment Practices Act (“MFEPA”), by not providing a rea… Read More
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The Pregnancy Discrimination Act

The recently decided Supreme Court case of Young v. UPS involved a “disparate treatment” claim brought by a pregnant employee pursuant to the Pregnancy Discrimination Act.  Young, the employee, claimed that UPS, her employer, acted unlawfully i… Read More
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ADA accommodations need only be “reasonable”

The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), in a nutshell, prohibits employers from discriminating against individuals on the basis of a disability.  42 U.S.C. § 12112(a).  Yet, this simple, well-intended proposition seems to create a countle… Read More
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Requesting FMLA leave before meeting the eligibility standards

As most of us know, the FMLA provides an employee with 12 weeks of leave during any 12 month period in which a “serious health condition” prevents the employee from performing the functions of his or her position.  However, there are eligibility… Read More
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