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Employers are not required to allow employees to telecommute, but must consider the possibility for people with disabilities that prevent them from interacting in a standard workplace, according to a recent federal court ruling. The decision came about after a woman sought accommodation in her workplace for her extreme chemical sensitivity.
When Vicky Gutierrez, a 50-year-old reporter for Telemundo, was laid off in March, she didn’t take it sitting down. She sued for age discrimination, pointing out that she was replaced by a much younger woman, and claiming she was fired in retaliation for complaints about workplace conditions.
Tens of thousands of young undocumented immigrants have rushed to apply under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals for a work permit and a guarantee against being deported. But immigration lawyers warn there may be unexpected legal consequences, and they advise applicants to take their time and file carefully, not quickly.
The Lawyers.com employment law forums should be one of your first stops if you’re grappling with a job-related legal problem or issue. Covering topics including discrimination, labor unions, workers’ comp and sexual harassment, these forums are the place to ask questions and get answers before you hire an employment lawyer.
A recently hired Huffington Post vice president was let go after only three months on the job, thanks to a background check that turned up an old DWI arrest and outstanding warrant. It may seem strange that the background check came about months the hiring, but delayed background checks aren’t that unusual.