Lisa Guerin is the author or co-author of several Nolo books, including The Manager's Legal Handbook, Dealing with Problem Employees, The Essential Guide to Federal Employment Laws, The Essential Guide to Family & Medical Leave, Workplace Investigations, and Create Your Own Employee Handbook. Guerin has practiced employment law in government, public interest, and private practice, where she has represented clients at all levels of state and federal courts and in agency proceedings. She is a graduate of UC Berkeley School of Law.
Articles By Lisa Guerin
If your employer offers paid sick leave, or you are covered by a short-term disability insurance plan, you may be entitled to compensation if you need time off due to a disability.
Learn when you can take medical leave for a disability and whether you'll get your job back.
If your claim for short-term disability benefits is denied, you have the right to appeal -- but you must carefully follow all the rules and requirements.
If you were fired because of a disability, you may have legal claims against your former employer. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), employers may not discriminate against qualified people with disabilities, and must make reasonable accommodations to allow such employees to do their jobs.
If you work in Massachusetts, the federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Massachusetts’s parental leave law give you the right to take unpaid leave for pregnancy, childbirth, or parenting.
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows eligible employees to take time off work for a "serious health condition" as defined in the act.
California provides paid time off for disability, parenting, and pregnancy leave.
The FMLA's family medical leave rules let you take time off during pregnancy and childbirth without losing your job.
If you work in Oregon, the federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA) give you the right to take unpaid leave for pregnancy, childbirth, or parenting. The federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) also prohibits your employer from discriminating against you because of your pregnancy, which may give you the right to take time off work in some cases.
People who are deaf or have a hearing impairment may be protected from workplace discrimination by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).