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What Are My Rights as a Disabled Employee?

Posted by Scott Flexer


The federal American With Disability Act (ADA) was signed into law in 1990, making it illegal for employers, including private, state and local government, and labor organizations, to discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities. This doesn’t just apply to hiring practices—it also includes recruitment, promotions, training, type of work, and firing on the basis of disability.

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Topics: disability laws, short term disability, disability statistics, working with disability benefits, Florida Social Security Advocates, disability advocate, ADA laws

Can I Get Short-Term Disability for Maternity Leave?

Posted by DEF

Unlike most other developed countries, the United States does not have a mandatory maternity law on a national level (a handful of states do, but Florida is not one of them). While many companies have taken it upon themselves to offer some form of paid maternity leave, many others have not. So what is a new mom to do?

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Topics: short term disability, pregnancy, Family and Medical Leave Act, Disability for Expectant Mothers, Maternity Leave

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