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How the ADA Helps Protect Your Job

Posted by DEF

Many people believe that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is focused mainly on preventing discrimination for those with disabilities seeking employment. What they may not realize is that ADA legislation is also there to provide job security to those who become disabled while already employed, whether the disability is job-related or not. First, a little background on the ADA.

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Topics: working with disability benefits, short term disability

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