Depending on your job, working from home may not qualify as a reasonable accommodation.

By Arykah Trabosh

Credeur v. State of Louisiana, 2017 U.S. App LEXIS 11269 (5th Cir., Jun. 23, 2017) The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit recently upheld a grant of summary judgment, agreeing with the court below that the Plaintiff could not perform an essential function of her job – regular attendance. Credeur was employed by the Office […]

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Contact an attorney if your employer tells you it does not have to offer you light duty, chances are they are wrong.

By Arykah Trabosh

This post comes from my very own filing cabinets and involves an employer’s policy to only offer light duty to employees who have suffered a worker’s compensation injury. According to AtlantiCare’s website, it is one of our region’s largest healthcare organizations and employs over 5,100 employees at roughly 70 different healthcare locations. AtlantiCare holds itself […]

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Be your own advocate in the workplace.

By Arykah Trabosh

  I was at a seminar that focused on the empowerment of women. The event was hosted by SJ Magazine and is a three part series. Today’s topic was “Balancing Work and Family.” During the panel discussion a bright young, new mom asked a great question about keeping a competitive edge with male coworkers while […]

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Were you fired for engaging in concerted activity?

By Arykah Trabosh

MCPc Inc. v. NLRB, 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 2457 (3d Cir. Feb. 12, 2016) This week the Third Circuit Court of Appeals clearly defined “concerted activity” to include complaints made by a single employee about shared working conditions even though the employee had not organized with other employees prior to voicing his concerns to management. […]

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Have you been terminated because you refused to get a flu vaccine?

By Arykah Trabosh

It has recently become a common practice for medical providers to implement a mandatory flu vaccine policy for its employees. Employees who refuse to obtain the mandatory flu vaccine have suffered adverse employment actions such as being forced to wear masks and brightly colored red name tags, and in some instances, termination. These policies force […]

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Depending on your job, working from home may not qualify as a reasonable accommodation.

By Arykah Trabosh

Credeur v. State of Louisiana, 2017 U.S. App LEXIS 11269 (5th Cir., Jun. 23, 2017) The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit recently upheld a grant of summary judgment, agreeing with the court below that the Plaintiff could not perform an essential function of her job – regular attendance. Credeur was employed by the Office […]

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Contact an attorney if your employer tells you it does not have to offer you light duty, chances are they are wrong.

By Arykah Trabosh

This post comes from my very own filing cabinets and involves an employer’s policy to only offer light duty to employees who have suffered a worker’s compensation injury. According to AtlantiCare’s website, it is one of our region’s largest healthcare organizations and employs over 5,100 employees at roughly 70 different healthcare locations. AtlantiCare holds itself […]

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