Unintentional, Perceived Discrimination

Unintentional, Perceived Discrimination

For months, Frank had been the epitome of a problematic employee; attendance issues, sub-par performance, and behavioral issues that have resulted in frustrated coworkers. Frank’s supervisor administered a record of discussion, addressing all three of these concerns...
The Overlap – Leaves and the ADA

The Overlap – Leaves and the ADA

This month we have been discussing the ADA and leaves of absences, how to identify the need for either of these protections, and understand what protections apply to your organization and your employees. We know that in situations in which an employee sustains and...
What Applies?

What Applies?

Looking back on the situation regarding Diane and her illness which caused attendance issues, we know now that when Diane disclosed to her supervisor that her problems with attendance were due to a mental health illness and the medication she was taking, the...
How Do You Know?

How Do You Know?

With regards to job-protected leaves of absence (with either state and/or federal protections) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (the ADA), knowing how to spot potential ADA issues is critical. Under the ADA, employees are responsible for requesting a reasonable...
Training Them Well

Training Them Well

After missing 5 days of work over the course of 3 weeks, Diane’s supervisor, Kristin, approached her as these excessive absences were starting to affect productivity. Diane disclosed to Kristin that she recently started a new round of medication for her depression and...
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