Simple Leave of Absence Situation Leads to an Employee Discrimination Claim in California

A federal jury sided with Chipotle Mexican Grill last in a case involving disability discrimination claims by former assistant store manager, Lucia Cortez. Ms. Cortez alleged she suffered a miscarriage at work after years of trying to get pregnant, fell…

Legal Termination of an Employee Worker Impaired by Prescription Drugs

A former employee with WellStar Health System failed to demonstrate to a federal appeals court that she was terminated from her job based on a disability instead of her admission that she reported to work impaired by prescription drugs. The…

Disciplining employees for absenteeism: 8 do’s and don’ts

Employers have heard all the excuses. My alarm didn’t go off. My car broke down. My babysitter didn’t show up. I have a terrible cold. Though sometimes those excuses for being absent or late ring true, chronic absenteeism and tardiness…

Employers May Insist on Compliance with Medical Restrictions

As reported in Lexology ( by Shawe Rosenthal Law Firm on December 28, 2018, courts have upheld that employers are not required to allow an employee to work in violation of medical restrictions imposed by a doctor even if the…


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